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About Stephen M. Brown

Stephen M. Brown came to Sacred Heart University as the Founding Dean of University College, and is a former dean of the Welch College of Business. Among his accomplishments at Sacred Heart University are the establishment of Sacred Heart University Online, corporate campuses at three major corporations, and the Center for Strategic Planning for Not for Profit Organizations.

Dr. Brown came to Sacred Heart University from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he was the Dean of the Center for Adult Learning and Professor of Management and Education. Previously, Dr. Brown was the Dean of the Graduate School and the School of Management at Lesley University where he was credited with establishing programs innovative in both delivery and content. These programs include a Masters in Training and Development and the Institute for Corporate Education.
Dr. Brown is a frequent presenter and trainer to professional groups and conferences. Among the groups to whom he has presented are: The National Conference on Adult Learners, American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) Professors' Group, Digital Equipment Corporation's (DEC) Education Management Council, The National Center for Excellence in Adult Learning, The Massachusetts ASTD Training for Trainers Program, The Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE), Techlearn, and the National Conference on Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation.
Dr. Brown also maintains a consulting practice in the areas of training, education, web based learning and organizational change. His clients have included: Prudential Life Insurance, The American Council on Education, Massachusetts Office of Economic Affairs, The Massachusetts High Tech Council, GTE/Sylvania and Linkage, Inc. He has also been involved with collaborations at DEC, Gould Modicom, Inc., AT&T,, and the Internal Revenue Service. Dr. Brown was a Scholar in Residence at Digital Equipment Corporation.
He is also involved with many statewide and national boards, organizations, and task forces, including the ACE Commission on Adult Learning. For five years, he was the Founder and Co-chair of the Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation of Corporate Training Conference. He also served as the Chair of the National Conference on Technology, Learning, and Staff Development, as well as the Outsourcing Human Resources National Conference.

Dr. Brown has taught courses at Sacred Heart University, Lesley University, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, Boston University and Northern Essex Community College.
Degrees: Bachelor's, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; Master's, University of Rhode Island;
Doctorate, Boston University.
Professor Brown's current areas of interests are: the training industry, learning in an organizational context, technology's impact on learning structures, and developing ethical leaders. Dr. Brown has developed over thirty curricula which have been used in business and higher education.


September 2007 Present Professor Management, Sacred Heart University Jack Welch College of Business
September 2003 Present Faculty Member, Sacred Heart University Center for Not-for-Profit Organizations
July 1997June 2008 Dean WCOB, Sacred Heart University Jack Welch College of Business

Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Award for Service Learning, 2015-2016
  • WCOB Teaching Award May 2015


19771981 Ed.D. Organizational Studies, Boston University
19741976 M.A. Adult Education, University of Rhode Island
19681972 B.A. Sociology, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth

Contact Information

Martire Center E370
Jack Welch College of Business


Books (2)

Articles (6)

Contributions to Books (1)