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An online instructor who teaches over 1,000 students annually, Dr. Browning is a former faculty member at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management as well as a member of the American Association of Grant Professionals.Greg Beatty
With over twenty years of experience in higher education as well as a PhD in English from the University of Iowa, Mr. Beatty has taught in the traditional classroom, correspondence courses, online courses, and hybrid courses. He's also served on a range of committees and college advisory boards, and as an area chair for humanities.
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