Bob Brown

Email: bob.brown at kennesaw dot edu
Phone: (678) 915-7505

Office Location:
Information Technology
Southern Polytechnic State University
1100 South Marietta Parkway
Building Atrium, Room 382 (Address postal mail toMD 9046)
Marietta, GA 30060

Office Hours:

Summer, 2015
T / Th:  12:15 to 2:45 PM
Also by appointment.


Bob Brown

Bob Brown I earned the master's degree in computer science from Southern Polytechnic State in 1995 when it was Southern College of Technology and the Ph.D. in computer information systems from Nova Southeastern University.  I've been teaching at SPSU since January, 1996.

Teaching has followed a 30-year career in information technology beginning in 1969, and in medical informatics since 1974 when I began working with the Medical Association of Georgia to develop the methodology for medical care review which assures quality and appropriateness of medical care for Medicare patients.

I teach because it's rewarding to help students have the "Aha! experience," and that happens several times each term. It makes me feel really good to help others learn the things that I know and to learn new things myself in the process.

If you are thinking about taking one or more of my classes, you will want to read what I have to say about my teaching philosophy and course workload. I've also written some advice on succeeding as a university student.  If you're applying for a job or graduate school, read about recommendations or references from me.

Additional information for students, including material from prior classes, can be found here:

Quote without (very much) comment "The purpose of higher education is not to produce job ready graduates, it's to produce life ready citizens."
      –James Wagner, President, Emory University.  April 3, 2013

The next time somebody says "job ready graduates" to me, I'm going to tell them it's not my job to produce robots.

Coming Attractions:

Fall, 2015

  • IT 3123 Hardware and Software Concepts T/Th 2:00 - 3:15 PM
  • IT 3203 Introduction to web Development T/Th 3:30 - 4:45 PM
  • IT 4823 Information Security Concepts and Administration 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Fall office hours: T/Th 12:15 - 1:45 PM; also by appointment.

Originally published: 2012-03-20
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