A Gang of Seven

 Pointing the Way


 Two Movements

 Three Sacraments

 Facets of Vital Engagement

 Vital Engagement:
            Life Blood of Trust

 Steps Towards Trust

 Missed Steps

 Unseen Options  

 Justice in Relationships


Polly Ann Brown, PhD

Biography                Touchstones             Defining Moments             Publications

I grew up in Johnstown and Erie, Pennsylvania. Trained as a registered nurse at Presbyterian Hospital, I later earned a B. A. in English Literature at Eastern University in St. David’s, PA, and my Ph.D. in the Language in Education Division at the University of Pennsylvania. I worked with students with literacy learning difficulties at Christopher Dock Mennonite High School, and, in my research for my doctoral dissertation, focused on the cultural and social factors related to students’ learning difficulties. I taught at Chestnut Hill College, Eastern Mennonite University, and in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. In the first seventeen years of marriage, I moved with my husband, a physician, and our four sons, seventeen times, living in Florida, California, New York, Pennsylvania, and for three years, in Ethiopia. My husband and I enjoy visits with our four sons’ families and spend our summers in New England to be close to them. I am a member of Community in Dialogue with five others from whom I continue to learn what “justice” means. They encourage and inspire me as I seek to live out justice in all of my relationships. Semi-retired and a writer, I live in Philadelphia with my husband, Ken, and our dog, Brady.