Last week on November 9th, 2017, Dr. Tao and Dr. Abramson had the pleasure of honoring CEC's distinguished alumni Dr. Wayne A. Brown as part of the NSU's Homecoming festivities.
Wayne A. Brown, Ph.D., is the Founder of the Center for Higher Education CIO Studies and Vice President for IT Emeritus at Excelsior College. He has been a chief information officer since the mid-1990s and has worked in higher education at colleges in San Francisco, Kansas, and New York since 2000. Prior to his academic career, he was in the U.S. Air Force for more than 20 years, serving in the Medical Service Corps, Education and Training, and Security Forces.
Dr. Brown began researching the higher education chief information officer roles and effectiveness as a doctoral dissertation and continued the surveys almost every year since 2003. Dr. Brown’s work has been widely published in higher education and technology publications, such as Chronicle for Higher Education, Information Week, CIO, Inside Higher Ed, Public CIO, EDUCAUSE Quarterly, League of Innovation in the Community College, Gartner, EDUCAUSE Review, CIO, and Campus Technology, and he has presented research findings at technology conferences throughout the United States.