Dr. Janna Brown McClain

Assistant Professor

Dr. Janna Brown McClain
(615) 494-7633
Room 342, College of Education Building (COE)
MTSU Box 069, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • PHD, Vanderbilt University (2020)
  • MED, Middle Tennessee State University (2008)
  • BA, Sewanee: The University of the South (2004)

Areas of Expertise


Having spent nearly a decade teaching language in K-12 public school settings, Dr. McClain’s research focuses on preparing teachers to meet the increasing linguistic demands of the classroom, both in terms of honoring the diverse linguistic backgrounds of students as well as supporting student access to the language of school.