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Brown Named Associate Dean of the Tippie Undergraduate Program

Kenneth BrownTippie College of Business Dean Sarah Gardial is proud to announce the appointment of Kenneth G. Brown to the position of associate dean of the Tippie College’s Undergraduate Program. Brown is replacing Tippie Clinical Professor Lon Moeller, who has accepted the position of associate provost for undergraduate education. Brown began his new role on August 5.

Brown has a long history of dedication to Tippie undergraduate students, of service to the college and campus, and of excellence in teaching and research. Brown received the Outstanding Faculty Service Award from the Tippie College in 2014 and the University of Iowa’s President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009. He has received research awards from two professional associations, best paper awards from two different journals, and, working with fellow Tippie Professor Barry Thomas, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant.

“The Tippie College’s Undergraduate Program is very strong and we believe that Ken will be instrumental in helping us realize the many great ideas created through our strategic plan process,” states Tippie Dean Sarah Gardial. “We are excited to see what he is able to accomplish in his tenure as associate dean.”

Brown is completing a term as editor-in-chief of the Academy of Management Learning and Education, one of the premiere academic journals for research on and about business schools. Within his field of study, he received the Innovative Teaching Award from the HR Division of the Academy of Management in 2014. In addition, he is active in the Iowa City community, serving as secretary of the Board of Directors of the Iowa City Community School District Foundation and is a member of the board of 100+ Men Who Care: Hawkeye Chapter.

In addition to having a Henry B. Tippie Research Fellowship as a professor in the Tippie College’s Department of Management and Organizations, he holds a complementary appointment in the UI’s Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies in the College of Education. He earned his B.S. in psychology from the University of Maryland and an M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from Michigan State University.


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