Intensive English Program at Brown:
Panetha Ott graduated with an AB in Greek from Bryn Mawr College, and was a PhD student in Classics at Brown. She is currently enrolled in a doctorate in Higher Education Management at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to teaching Classics courses in translation, she has taught Latin and Modern Greek in the Classics Department at Brown and in secondary schools. She has served as an instructor to non-native speakers of English, both in the Summer School and in literacy programs in Providence. She has also served as Assistant to the Dean of the College at Brown where she worked on the freshman advising program and on the Resumed Undergraduate Education program. For many years, she has specialized in international education in the College Admission Office, where she has enjoyed seeing students at their very best.
Panetha has been advising students for over 25 years, both as an academic advisor and as a friend of many of the international students at Brown. Outside of Brown, she works primarily with international organizations to make the dream of a US education a reality for students around the world, and to make the goal of international peace and understanding a reality for students everywhere. She has served as chair of the Higher Education Committee for CIS (Council for International Schools), and as a member of national committees and advisory boards for NAFSA (Association of International Student Advisors), OACAC (Overseas Association for College Admission Counselors), the IB (International Baccalaureate), and the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Languages). For the past four years, she has worked with the Office of Overseas Schools of the US State Department to represent US higher education in international schools. She considers her work of inspiring students her most important contribution. Her current passions are ancient literatures of the world, the development of the idea of the liberal arts, and the ancient historian Herodotus, who also had an enthusiasm for other cultures.
Course: TOEFL Preparation (CRN 10040)