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David G. Brown
Vice President & Dean
International Center for Computer Enhanced Learning, Wake Forest University

David G. Brown is a professor of economics and the vice president and dean of the International Center for Computer Enhanced Learning at Wake Forest University. He has served as president of Transylvania University, chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville, provost at three universities (Wake Forest, Miami of Ohio, and Drake) and has chaired several national groups including the American Association for Higher Education, Higher Education Colloquium, ACE's Council of Chief Academic Officers, and NASULGC's Academic Council. He is editor-in-chief of Gallery of Courses Taught With Technology and a member of EDUCAUSE's current issues committee. He founded the N.C. Center for Creative Retirement, the Annual Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, and the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges.

As Wake Forest provost, Brown chaired the committee that brought ubiquitous laptop computing to the university. During the past year he has keynoted several conferences in the US, as well as at the EDUCAUSE Australasia 2001 Conference in Brisbane, the International Conference on Improving Learning and Teaching in Johannesburg, the e-Education Seminar in Kuala Lumpur, and the NACU Conference in San Jose (CR). In addition to several hundred presentations and papers, his books include Using Technology in Learner-Centered Education (2002), Teaching with Technology (2000), Interactive Learning (2000), Always in Touch (1999), Electronically Enhanced Education (1999), Leadership Roles of Chief Academic Officers (1984), Leadership Vitality (1979), and The Mobile Professors (1967). A book on ubiquitous computing is scheduled for release in May 2002.

An active user of technology in his own classroom, he has been recognized as an "inspirational teacher of undergraduates" by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His classes have been featured on the front page of the New York Times, as a special on the British Broadcasting Worldwide Network, and in the Chronicle of Higher Education, USA Today, and Business Week. Trained at Denison and Princeton universities, his most recent course has focused upon "The Economists' Way of Thinking About College Basketball."

Over the past two years Dr. Brown has consulted with more than 300 colleges and universities regarding their use of technology in the classroom and in administration.

Dr. Brown's wife of 43 years, Lin Brown, is a gerontologist and community volunteer. Both children are married. Alison lives in Chicago (River Forest). Dirk lives in Boone, N.C.

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  • Faculty Development That Works: An Interview with David G. Brown
    // Faculty and Staff Development, July/August 2002