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Timothy J. Brown, Ph.D.

Timothy J. Brown, Ph.D.

Main Hall 512

Office hours:
T, W, & Th: 9:00a-11:00am; and by appointment

Dr. Brown is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Studies at West Chester University. He is a rhetorical scholar who has published articles on African American culture and communication, black masculinity, and communication and sport. Also, he is the co-author of two textbooks, Public Speaking for Success: Strategies for Diverse Audiences and Occasions, 3rd. ed. (Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil) and Argumentation and Debate: A Public Speaking Approach (with Martin Remland) (Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt).

Dr. Brown teaches undergraduate courses in Public Speaking, Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, African American Culture and Communication, Communication Theory, and graduate courses in Culture, Media, and Representation and Rhetoric and Leadership. Prior to being elected Chair, he served as the Assistant Chair/General Education Coordinator for his department.

Currently, Dr. Brown serves on West Chester University's Tenure and Promotion Committee and the Curriculum and Academic Policy Council (CAPC), the PASSHE Initiative, the Equity Scorecard and the College of Arts and Sciences’ Diversity Advisory Committee. Moreover, he is the co-founder WCU's Multicultural Faculty Commission and WCU’s Faculty Mentoring Program.

Recently he was appointed by the President of the National Communication Association to serve as one of six team leaders who will lead faculty workgroups from across the country to create a national standard for student learning outcomes for communication majors. NCA has received the largest grant in its history (over $680,000) from the Lumina Foundation to fund this project.

Among his many honors includes: West Chester University’s Drum Major for Justice Award, the Eastern Communication Association’s Past President Award (the highest award given by the ECA), and the MFC/FDI Transformational Leader Award. Dr. Brown holds a B.A. and M.A. from West Chester University, and a Ph.D. from Ohio University. Dr. Brown joined the faculty at West Chester University in 2002.

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