Meet Dr. Brown
Ronald T. Brown is the second president of the University of North Texas at Dallas where he is responsible for the academic, financial, fundraising and community relations functions of the university. All University vice presidents report to Dr. Brown. Previously he served as the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where he had oversight of a budget of more than $500 million. His direct reports included the university’s schools and colleges as well as information technology, the University Archives, the Archives of Urban and Labor Affairs, and the Wayne State University Press. He also presided over the Academic Senate. At Wayne State, Dr. Brown directed a major retention and academic success initiative and an online learning program at Wayne.
Dr. Brown previously was dean of the College of Health Professions and Social Work as well as interim dean of the School of Dentistry at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa. Under his leadership, the college experienced unprecedented growth in enrollment, philanthropy and research funding. He chaired several projects at Temple, including the college’s strategic planning and key hiring initiatives. As part of Temple’s capital campaign team, he raised more than $20 million, including funding for endowed chairs and major scholarship programs. He continues his fund‐raising activities at the University of North Texas at Dallas. Dr. Brown has held academic positions in public and private institutions including Emory University, the University of Illinois and the University of Adelaide. He also has provided leadership for a variety of national associations.
Dr. Brown held the position of associate dean of the College of Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina where he received the Scholar of the Year Award and the Mitchell I. Rubin Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Medical Science in the Field of Health Care in Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina. He has been a member of the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association, where he served as president of the Society of Pediatric Psychology of the American Psychological Association. He received the society’s Martin P. Levin Award for Mentorship and the Logan Wright Distinguished Research Award. He has been a member of the Behavioral Medicine Interventions and Outcomes study section at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He chaired several special panels at NIH, including one that conducted an intramural review of the Pediatric Oncology Branch, the Pioneers research program for early career scientists and the advisory board of the Heart Lung and Blood Institute, Sickle Cell Branch. Dr. Brown is president‐elect of the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers. Other boards of which he is a member include the American Academy of Pediatrics, Psychosocial Committee; Detroit Receiving Hospital; and the Center on Work and Family at Claremont McKenna College.
Dr. Brown graduated with high honors from Emory University and earned his doctorate from Georgia State University. His research and publications focus on clinical and pediatric psychology. He has published nine books and more than 300 articles and chapters. He is past editor of The Journal of Pediatric Psychology and is the editor of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. He has served on the editorial board of over 15 journals in the field of health care and child psychology. He has received more than $20 million dollars in federal grants from NIH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United States Office of Education. A licensed and board‐certified psychologist, Dr. Brown has directed a pre‐ and post‐doctoral clinical psychology program and served as a consultant to attorneys, universities and the federal government. He also serves as the President‐ Elect of the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers of the American Psychological Association.
Updated: Friday, October 3, 2014 - 10:08am