Vice President, International and Aboriginal Affairs
Dr. Brown is currently responsible for Cape Breton University’s International and Aboriginal Affairs and is the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies. www.cbu.ca/crawford. He is a member of the University’s Executive as well as Senior Management Group.
Prior to this position, Dr. Brown served as Associate Vice President, Development; Dean and Managing Director of Economic and Technological Innovation and Dean of Extension and Community Affairs within the Cape Breton University community. Beyond his career in higher education, he has held the positions of Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation and Vice President of Industrial Development with the Cape Breton Development Corporation. He also fulfilled several other senior management roles within these public sector corporations.
As Professor of Marketing in the School of Business at CBU, Dr. Brown has taught Marketing Management, Consumer Behaviour, International Business, International Marketing, Sales and Sales Management, Advertising and Tourism Marketing. He currently teaches in the MBA (CED). He has presented and published a wide range of academic papers and served as a guest speaker and panelist on economic development, Cultural tourism marketing and Aboriginal Economic Development.
He obtained a B.B.A. from St. F.X. University, Antigonish, N.S., a B.B.Ed. from Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, N.S., an M.B.A.-Marketing from City University, Bellevue, Washington, U.S.A. and a Ph.D. Marketing (tourism consumer behaviour) from the University of Bradford, Bradford, England.
His research interests include regional economic development, cultural tourism marketing and Aboriginal Economic Development.