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Queens Welcomes New Dean of the Knight School of Communication

Queens Welcomes New Dean of the Knight School of Communication
April 26, 2018

Queens University of Charlotte is pleased to welcome Dr. Timothy J. Brown as the new dean of the Knight School of Communication beginning July 1.

Dr. Brown comes to Queens from West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU) where he currently serves as professor of communication in the Department of Communication Studies, a department he chaired for 10 years. As chair, Dr. Brown led a program of more than 500 undergraduates and 30 faculty members and supervised undergraduate and graduate programs. He has held numerous other leadership positions at WCU including Special Assistant to the Provost and Chair of the Council of Chairs.

On the national level, Dr. Brown has been a motivational speaker and workshop presenter on leadership skills for the Federal Government’s Leadership Assessment Program at its Eastern Management Development Center.  In addition, he has been a workshop presenter on integrating diversity into the curriculum for the Educational Resources of New Jersey which provides professional development for public school teachers.   

Dr. Brown is a rhetorical scholar whose research, teaching and consulting focus on the intersection of culture, communication, and identity. His recent publications include being a co-author of the textbook Public Speaking for Success: Strategies for Diverse Audiences and Occasions, second author of the textbook Argumentation and Debate: A Public Speaking Approach, and the author of “Public Memory as Contested Site: The Struggle for Existence at the National Museum of African American History and Culture,” published in Roger Aden’s book, U.S. Public Memory, Rhetoric, and the National Mall.

“Dr. Brown has an impressive record of excellence in academic administration, teaching, and scholarship. We are delighted to welcome him as the new leader of the Knight School,” said Provost Sarah Fatherly. “As dean of the School, he will work with our students, faculty, and staff to nurture deep and meaningful partnerships with the Charlotte community.  He will be a strong addition to the academic administrative team at Queens.”

The Knight School helps students become creative communicators who are engaged citizens, advocates and leaders in the communities they serve through academic programs and digital and media literacy community initiatives that help to shape the local media ecosystem.

Prior to his tenure at WCU, Dr. Brown was a faculty member in the Department of Communication at SUNY Buffalo State College. He holds a PhD in Rhetoric and Public Address from the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University and MA and BA degrees in Communication Studies from WCU.

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