B.A., Westmont College
M.A., University of California, San Diego
Professor Brown started teaching at Mesa in 1986. He has taught every course offered in the math department. He regularly teaches the calculus sequence, linear algebra, differential equations, statistics, and elementary algebra. From 2002-2007 Professor Brown was enrolled part-time at SDSU in the graduate statistics department. He completed the course work for the MS degree in statistics while teaching full-time at Mesa. He plans on finishing the thesis next year.
Professor Brown has a passion for teaching and learning. He spends many hours outside of the classroom over the semester breaks researching and writing while looking for ways to improve his own understanding and teaching ability. Those who have been in his upper level classes know that he is always looking to re-invent mathematical techniques for the better.
Professor Brown is a fitness and health fanatic. He spends many evenings and weekends training in traditional Japanese karate with the Pacific Martial Arts of San Diego, where he has been teaching karate and kobudo (weapons) for over 30 years. He also spends several hours per week weight training and training other athletes. He is a former competitive powerlifter and wrote a thesis on explosive power training.
Professor Brown is married with four children, all of whom are excellent students, athletes and martial artists.& The oldest two are black belts. In what little free time he has left, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, going to the beach, watching movies, and is a huge football and hockey fan.