Title: Online Professor, Microbiologist
Company: City University of New York
Location: Neptune, New Jersey, United States
Dr. James William Brown, Online Professor at the City University of New York, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in microbiology.
Having had a passion for nature and science since his youth, Dr. Brown dreamed to be a researcher of diseases in order to help maintain people’s health worldwide. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in microbiology from Rutgers College in 1975, solidifying his interest in the study of public health. In 1986, he achieved a Master of Science in microbiology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a Doctor of Philosophy in microbiology from the Waksman Institute of Microbiology at Rutgers. Continuing his education, in 1992, Dr. Brown obtained a Master of Science in health sciences from New Jersey City University, formerly known as Jersey City State College. Notably, he is renowned for being one of the early researchers of AIDS, as well as a speaker of new and emerging pathogens at Cambridge University.
For more than 30 years, Dr. Brown has dedicated his research and science-based career to the realm of education. Since 2012, he has excelled as a part-time online professor of microbiology for the City University of New York School of Professional Studies. Prior, he had served in the same role for the California State University, San Marcos from 2015 to 2017 and for Gwynedd Mercy University from 2014 to 2017. He had also excelled as an associate professor and dean of science, engineering, health sciences and human performance at Ocean County College from 2003 to 2013, as well as an assistant professor and dean of New Jersey City University from 1998 to 2003. In the earlier years of his career, Dr. Brown was vice president of Celsius from 1996 to 1999, assistant commissioner of health for the State of New Jersey Department of Health from 1995 to 1997 and director of microbiology at Roche Biomedical Laboratories from 1988 to 1994.
Notably, Dr. Brown has utilized his expertise as a former president and chairman of the executive board for the New Jersey Public Health Association, of which he has continued to serve as a board member. In addition, he was a former board member of the American Public Health Association. Alongside his primary endeavors, Dr. Brown has taken from his grandfather’s civic influence, serving as a board member of the Neptune Township Zoning Board of Adjustment, commissioner of the Wesley Lake Commission and volunteer homeless advocate for the Jersey Shore Rescue Mission. He is also a member of the United Methodist Homes of New Jersey and former scoutmaster for Troop 531.
Finding great success throughout the course of his career, Dr. Brown has been named to the Top 40 Innovators of Education. Likewise, he was the recipient of the 2012 and 2006 Presidents Award, 2009 Adoptive Family of the Year Award, 1998 Business and Education Leadership Award, Dennis J. Sullivan Award and Lloyd M. Felmly Award. Earlier, he received the National Marconi Award and 10 Most Outstanding Young Citizens of New Jersey Award, as well as a General Assembly of the State of New Jersey Citation and U.S. House of Representatives Citation, among others. Dr. Brown attributes his success to surrounding himself with good people and to his strong belief in God. In the coming years, he hopes to continue teaching and contributing to academic texts.
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