Friday, April 26, 2024

Kenneth G. Brown, the Tippie Children Professor of Management and interim DEO of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies in the College of Education, is one of three UI faculty being recognized with the 2024 Michael J. Brody Award for Faculty Excellence in Service.  

Portrait of Ken Brown, interim DEO of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies
Kenneth G. Brown

Brown will be among more than 60 other faculty and staff recognized at the inaugural UI Faculty and Staff Awards ceremony Tuesday, April 30, at 4:30 p.m. at Hancher Auditorium.

Established in memory of Professor Michael J. Brody, president of the Faculty Senate from 1986 to 1987, this award recognizes outstanding faculty who have made exceptional contributions to the university and the community. This year’s recipients were announced at the March 2024 UI Faculty Senate meeting, and each will receive $1,000 and a commemorative piece of artwork designed by a graduate art student. 

Brown served as program coordinator for the Tippie International Visiting Scholar Program and co-chair of the Faculty Teaching Evaluation Task Force. In addition to his departmental and collegiate leadership roles, Brown’s service to the community is equally impactful.

He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Herbert Hoover Presidential Foundation, a past president of the Board of Directors of the Iowa City Community School District Foundation, and he was co-lead for the Campaign Advancement Team for Leadership Givers for the United Way of Johnson and Washington counties. 

Brown has also been a visiting professor at Monash and Deakin Universities in Melbourne, Australia, and a Fulbright Specialist to Seoul National University in South Korea. He has travelled extensively and lectured at several universities in Asia and Europe. 

Brown has served the university, community, and academic community in leadership roles. He has been an Associate Dean, Provost Administrative Fellow, and Obermann Fellow at the University; Board President of Good Shepherd Early Childhood Education Center and the Iowa City Community School District Foundation; and editor-in-chief for the Academy of Management Learning & Education. 

He conducts research on learning, motivation, and change management in organizations. Brown’s published work has appeared in top academic journals and edited books. He has received numerous research, teaching, and service awards including the President and Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence. 

Read about Brown and the other recipients in this story on the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost website.