Dr. Brown teaches mass communication and digital information design courses in communication law and theory, including emerging issues related to the Internet and new media.
His scholarship centers on communication law and policy. His research addresses the application of the First Amendment and regulatory constructs to the Internet as well as telecommunication policy issues involving broadband access, digital television, and universal service. His scholarly works include publications in Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy, Communication Law & Policy, Communication Research and Federal Communications Law Journal, and Info: The Journal of Policy, Regulation and Strategy for Telecommunications, Information and Media. Brown also has made numerous refereed paper presentations at conferences organized by the American Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication, Broadcast Education Association, International Communications Association, National Cable Telecommunications Association, and the Telecommunication Policy Research Conference. He also is a member of the editorial review board for Journalism and Mass Communication Educator. Brown earned graduate degrees at Pennsylvania State University specializing in telecommunications regulation and policy while working as a research assistant for the Institute for Information Policy and the Pennsylvania Center for the First Amendment. Immediately prior to joining Winthrop, he taught in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida and served as an affiliated researcher with the University’s Public Utility Research Center.