Dr. Brown joined Olivet's faculty as a full-time professor in 2009. He currently teaches calculus, linear algebra, abstract algebra, number theory and differential equations.
For the 2010-2011 academic year, he was a Project NExT fellow. This is a professional development program for new or recent Ph.D.s in the mathematical sciences, sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America. It addresses all aspects of an academic career, with an emphasis on the teaching and learning of mathematics, and provides participants with a network of peers and mentors as they assume these responsibilities.
Before teaching at ONU, he was a graduate assistant at Northeastern University. There, he was named Outstanding Teacher of First Year Engineering Students in 2007. He also collaborated on a published textbook for graduate students studying algebraic geometry, which was the focal point of his doctoral research.
While an undergraduate student at Point Loma, he served on a three-week mission trip to Rwanda. He also helped with a weekly feeding program in downtown San Diego. While studying at Northeastern in Boston, he volunteered with a poverty advocacy group, advocating on behalf of poor families facing difficult financial situations.
He enjoys spending time with his wife, Jody; their sons, Owen, Evan, and Callen; and their daughter, Islyn. For relaxation, he likes watching football, kayaking, playing guitar and listening to Bob Dylan.
If you're a baseball fan, you might recognize his voice, too. He's the announcer for Tiger baseball at ONU.