The College

Janet Isserlis

Assistant Director, Curricular Resource Center
Areas of Expertise Curricular Resource Center for Peer Advising


As Assistant Director of the Curricular Resource Center (CRC), Janet Isserlis co-facilitates the center’s approach, guidance, and mentoring programs for students navigating choices and the Open Curriculum, the CRC's public reflection and storytelling methods, and strategies for communicating to student cohorts and broad audiences.

Janet has worked in Providence and state-wide community settings as an adult educator, taught adult language and literacy learners, and provided professional development and support to adult educators locally and internationally. Her published work focuses on the impacts of trauma on learning, gender, power, and language and literacy development. Janet was on the staff of the Swearer Center for 19 years; there, she oversaw students’ work with programming at the state prison, in other adult education centers, and within agencies working with adults with intellectual disabilities. During her time at the Swearer Center, Janet taught a practicum class for Brown students interested in teaching language and literacy to adult learners, and she was part of a teaching team for an Africana Studies course, “Race, Culture, and Incarceration.”