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Deborah Brown


Nelson Hall 1313



M.S., Management Science, Clemson, (1986)
B.S., Management Science, Clemson, (1985)

Department and Affiliations

Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Area(s) of Expertise

Organizational Behavior

Ms. Brown is a full-time Lecturer in the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University where she teaches in the Department of Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Her previous academic service includes 13 years serving as the Coordinator for the Management Department as well as teaching in the Management Department at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida.

For several years her focus has centered on global business, particularly in China. Ms. Brown has organized and directed a six week study abroad trip to China for three years in which NCSU students traveled extensively in China, and studied at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. She has served as Faculty Director for a study abroad semester in Piacenza, Italy for 2016 and 2017 teaching Introduction to Business and Ethics in Business. In addition to the global emphasis, she also was selected for the Th!nk program to incorporate critical thinking into the curriculum at NCSU.

In twelve years at NCSU, Ms. Brown has taught several courses, included Introduction to Business, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Introduction to Business in China, and Human Resources in China.

Ms. Brown’s has a rich history of experience in industry and government employment and consulting.
Previous positions in industry include:
• Assistant Traffic Manager for a manufacturer
• Convention Coordinator for a hotel
• Purchasing Agent for a chemical manufacturer
• Consulting in Supervisory Training and Customer Service Contracts for Government and Industry

Ms. Brown teaches Introduction to Business Processes each semester to Poole College of Management freshmen and business minors. She is the recipient of the Departmental Adjunct Faculty Award in 2003, Outstanding Teacher Award in 2005, and has been nominated for the Board of Governor’s Teaching Award in 2011. She has also been nominated in 2015 and 2016 for the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor award.