Francie Brown, Journalism Alumna, a Dialect Coach

Posted on 2/28/2011 10:50:20 AM

Francie Brown ’82, IUP Journalism Department alumna, discusses her career as a dialect coach in the Indiana Gazette.

Brown also minored in theater while working on her bachelor's degree and “after Brown graduated from IUP in 1982, she attended the University of California, Irvine, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree and learned phonetics, the study of dialects, as well as the physiology of speech and vocal anatomy, which are extremely important in her career as a dialect coach.”

The article, “IUP Grad a Dialect Coach on Oscar-Nominated Films,” by Jan Shellenbarger, was published in the Sunday, February 27, 2011, edition. Shellenbarger is a 1995 graduate of the Journalism Department.