Instructional Support Planner and Coordinator – STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
B.S., Physics, Princeton University
M.S., Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University
M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Texas State University
Ph.D., Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University
Dr. Brown obtained his undergraduate education at Princeton University (Princeton, NJ), and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree (major: physics, minor: mathematics) in 1974. He then attended graduate school at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), and graduated with a Master’s degree in 1976, and a Doctorate degree in 1982 (major: applied and engineering physics, minor: quantum electronics). Dr. Brown’s thesis research focused on high current density, quasi three dimensional, superconducting Josephson devices.
After graduation, Dr. Brown pursued an industrial research/development career in solid-state physics and semiconductor engineering, developing expert knowledge in semiconductor/thin-film process integration, advanced lithographic processes, vacuum deposition, and dry/wet etching processes. He became an expert problem solver with excellent communication and teamwork skills through holding progressively more responsible Engineer/Scientist positions in leading high-tech companies Honeywell, 3M, Symbios, Motorola, DuPont Photomasks, and Photronics. Along with his industrial career, Dr. Brown also became a skilled, college-level instructor through adjunct physics/mathematics professor positions at Hamline University (St. Paul, MN), Huston-Tillotson University (HTU), and Austin Community College (ACC) (both in Austin, TX).
Following a career change in 2006, Dr. Brown returned to graduate school and earned a Master’s degree in education (2010, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX), and a Texas state teacher certification in physical science. Currently, Dr. Brown is a coordinator for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) academic support in the Gateway Scholars program at the University of Texas at Austin. He also serves as an advisor in the McNair Scholars Program at UT Austin. Dr. Brown is the holder of 2 U.S. patents (#5,635,718 and #5,357,589).