Dean Larry Brown

          Brown 13 March 2013

Larry C. Brown, Ed.D.

Wenzhou Kean University

Associate Dean

College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences

General Education Bldg.  Room B413

88 Daxue Rd.

Office:  +86 577-5587-0488

larbrown@kean.edu

 

EDUCATION

Ball State University            1974  Ed.D. in Biology, cognates in Science

Muncie, IN                                                  Education and Geology

Ball State University              1971  M.S.  Biology

Olivet Nazarene University   1965  B.A.  Biology, Chemistry minor

Kankakee, IL

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Wenzhou Kean University 

Associate Dean, College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences, May 2018 – present

Virginia State University

Dean, College of Natural and Health Sciences, 2014 – May 2018

Associate Dean, School of Engineering, Science, and Technology, 2006 – 2014

Chair, Department of Biology, Sept. 2000 – June, 2006

Chair, Department of Life Sciences, 1980-1982

Professor, Department of Biology (Life Sciences), 1974 – 2018

 

MILITARY SERVICE

U.S. Army,  4th Infantry Division,  Operations & Intelligence,  South Vietnam, 1968 – 1969

 

RESEARCH 

National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparity (NCMHD), Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions (RIMI) grant:  Larry C. Brown, Project Director. To augment and strengthen the infrastructure and capacity of VSU to conduct basic biomedical research aimed at addressing and ultimately eliminating health disparities, developing infrastructure to enhance research at VSU, infuse innovative educational experiences to students and faculty, expose faculty and students to cutting-edge biomedical research, and through collaborations enhance minority faculty/student participation in biomedical research.  Funded October, 2007, $4.2 million

 

Enhancing Research Capacity and Experiential Learning in Bioinformatics Technology.

Investigators: Mohamed, Ali I.,  Zadeh, Jeff,  Brown, Larry,  Wimbush, George W.  Proposal submitted to Research Initiation Grant Program at VSU.  The proposal is approved for funding. ($10,000).

 

Cooperation with Virginia Tech on funded NSF project:  Collaborative Project on the Functional Genomics of the Arabidopsis Glucosidase Gene Families, 2001.

 

Participant in submitting MRI: Aquisition of a High Resolution Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometer system (LC MS) for Biochemical Research and Education at Virginia State University.  Major Equipment grants Program,  NSF.  PI: Ali Mohamed, Biology, VSU.  Co-PI: Larry C. Brown, Biology and Ralph Gatrone, Chemistry, VSU.  Total Funds requested: $211,039,  2003.

 

Enhancing Experiential Learning in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics Technology.  Submitted for  funding through Title III program for about $100,000 annually for 5 years.  PI: Larry C. Brown, Co-PI: Ali Mohamed. Duration 2003-2007.

 

Center for Excellence in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.  Submitted for funding through provost office for ~$15,000. PI: PI: Larry C. Brown, Co-PI: Ali Mohamed.

 

Participant in submitting a proposal for “Environmental Science:  Recruitment through Innovative Precollege Education and Teacher Prepartation,” 2003.

 

Participant in submitting USDA Capacity Building Teaching Proposal: “Recruitment of African Students from South Africa into Virginia State University’s Academic Programs thorough Faculty/Student Exchange.”  2003.

 

Participant in submitting a proposal to USDA-CSREES Capacity Building Grants Program, “Biological Nitrogen Fixation and Seed Composition Traits of White Lupin,” 2003.

 

Participant in submitting to USDA Capacity Building Teaching Program a proposal, “Integration of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System Technologies in Teaching of Agriscience, Environmental and Natural Sciences,” 2003.

 

Participant in submitting a proposal for “A Utilization of VSU’s Resources for Developing Instructional Technology at the University of the Free State, South Africa” to USAID-ALO,  2002.

 

Participant in submitting USDA Capacity Building Teaching Proposal: “High School Science Teachers’ Preparation and Student Experiential Learning in Agriscience and Environmental Science,” 2002.

 

Participant in submitting a proposal to USDA-CSREES Capacity Building Grants Program, “Mungbean for Sustainable Grain Production and Ag. Diversification,” 2002.

 

Participant in submitting to USDA Capacity Building Teaching Program a proposal, “Broadening of VSU’s Faculty Expertise in Global Technology Delivery of Instruction for Agricultural and Food Sciences,” 2002.

 

Participant in submitting to USDA Capacity Building Grants a proposal entitled, “Training Agricultural Students in Applied Statistics and Use of SAS Softwares, 2002.

 

Participant in submitting a RISE grant to NIH – MBRS, 2001.

 

Participant in submitting USDA Challenge Proposal – “Advancement of Technology: Erasing the Digital Divide, 2001.

 

Participant in submitting USDA Capacity Building Teaching Proposal: “Geographic Information System Technologies,”  2001.

 

“Teacher Development in Science Programs” funded by the U.S. Office of Education.  These four programs were designed to increase the literacy of elementary school teachers in science, 1979, 81, 86, & 88

 

 

Publications

“Life Science Labs I,”   A laboratory based curriculum for 7th grade Life Sciences centered on the Commonwealth of Virginia Standards of Learning 1-7.   1999.

“Life Science Labs II”, a laboratory based curriculum for 7th grade Life Sciences centered on the Commonwealth of Virginia Standards of Learning 8-14.  2000.

“Laboratory Guide to Biological Sciences.”  Larry C. Brown, Burgess Publishing, 1983

“A Comparative Study of the Anthocyanin Pigments in Three Species

of Wild Ginger”,  Ernest Wilson and Larry C. Brown,  Castanea  46:1. 1981