Wayne Brown, PhD.

Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

A photo of Dr. Wayne BrownDr. Brown’s long career in the information technology field began during his service in the U.S. Air Force and carried through to the higher education field. He joined Excelsior College as vice president for information technology in 2008, and rapidly expanded his impact at the institution: In addition to mentoring his own CIO successor, he formed the Center for Technology Leadership (CTL), an Excelsior-based professional development and training center for chief information officers.

Dr. Brown has conducted extensive research into professional development issues impacting higher education chief information officers, women CIOs, CIO successorship planning, professional mentoring and CIO effectiveness. His research on CIO trends has been extensively published and he is a regular presenter at professional conferences and events in his area of expertise.

Expertise

  • Higher education information technology issues and challenges
  • CIO professional development and training
  • Women on CIO career tracks

Education

  • PhD, Computing Technology in Education, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2004
  • EdS, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2003
  • MBA, IT emphasis, Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX, 1996
  • Bachelor of Science, Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX, 1995
  • Associate in Applied Science, Instructor of Technology and Military Science, Community College of the Air Force, 1995
  • Associate in Applied Science, Education and Instruction Technology, Community College of the Air Force, 1994
  • Associate in Applied Science, Criminal Justice, Community College of the Air Force, 1990

Selected Publications

  • “2011 Study of the Higher Education Chief Information Officer Roles and Effectiveness,” Albany, NY, Center for Higher Education Chief Information Officer Studies, Inc.
  • “2011 Higher Education Technology Leadership Study: The Chief Information Officers of the Future,” Albany, NY, Center for Higher Education Chief Information Officer Studies, Inc.
  • “What it takes to be a CIO,” Campus Technology, Oct 2010
  • “The DNA of a Female CIO,” co-author, i-CIO, May 2010
  •  “Retiring Leaders, New Challenges: Technology Leadership in the Community College,Leadership Abstract, League for Innovation in the Community College, April 2010
  • “Women as Current and Future CIOs,” co-author, EDUCAUSE Review, 2009
  • “A Study of CIO Roles and Effectiveness in Higher Education,” Campus Technology, Education, 2009
  •  “Portrait of Information Technology Leaders in Higher Education: 2008 Study of the Higher Education Chief Information Officer Roles and Effectiveness,” Special Report, League for Innovation in the Community College, July 2008
  •  “Crossing One Off Our List of Things to Do: Academic Technology Governance,” Leadership Abstract, League for Innovation in the Community College, April 2008

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board of Alumni, School of Computer and Information Science, Nova Southeastern University
  • Campus Technology Editorial Advisory Board