President Deborah F. Stanley named Dr. Isiah Brown, visiting assistant professor of management in the School of Business, as SUNY Oswego’s inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Fellow. Along with President Stanley, Brown will work closely with Dr. Jerald Woolfolk, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management and interim chief diversity and inclusion officer, and Howard Gordon ’74 M’78, executive assistant to the president, as SUNY Oswego continues the implementation of its Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan. Brown will have the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the complexity and multiple dimensions of diversity, inclusion and equity, including, but not limited to age, class, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, nationality, race, religion, sexual identity, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status.
“This is an exciting opportunity, and I am honored and humbled that President Stanley has selected me to serve as SUNY Oswego’s inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Fellow,” Brown said. “I look forward to working with faculty, staff and students and learning more about diversity and inclusion efforts on our campus and throughout the SUNY system.”
Brown earned BA and MPA degrees from Savannah State University. He earned a Ph.D. in educational administration with a concentration in leadership from Florida A&M University. Brown began working at SUNY Oswego in August 2016 as a visiting professor of management. He teaches courses in business organization, organization behavior and international business management.
His research interests include corporate diversity practices and the effects on developing a pipeline to increase women and minorities in leadership roles. Other interests include service learning, ethics, corporate and social responsibility. Prior to SUNY Oswego, Brown served in various positions at the University of Houston-Downtown, Texas Southern University and Florida A&M University.