: Liberal Arts
I've been a Professor of Psychology, Sociology and Critical Thinking at Hodges University for the past 16 years. It's been my personal pleasure to watch the university develop into a better and better educational institution each and every one of those sixteen years. The very best part of my experience has been that of being a mentor to adult learners! One of the finest purposes in life is the acquisition of knowledge. I am proud to be a part of the process that allows students to not only achieve their educational goals, but become self-actualized people as well.
Dr. David A. Brown has extensive educational preparation and professional experience in the fields of human behavior, counseling, innovations in education, program design and administration, as well as consultation and education. He has been a secondary school and university administrator; a college counselor and professor; the author, developer and director of grants for the Office of Economic Opportunity and Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Title III; the director of comprehensive mental health centers; a counselor and consultant in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy; a school psychologist; and the director of operations for a Dislocated Workers Pilot Project with the Job Training Partnership Act. He has been the author and developer, as well as executive and clinical director, of an intensive, long-term, family-oriented, adolescent drug rehabilitation treatment program in Florida. Dr. Brown has had more than 30 years of success in addressing manifold mental health issues. Dr. Brown has been a Professor on the faculty at Hodges University in Fort Myers, Florida, for the past 16 years.
In addition, Dr. Brown has developed and led successful experiential training programs in the Florida swamps to resolve interpersonal and intrapersonal relationship problems among high school students in high-risk areas for ESEA, Title III. He has led groups of 300 pharmacists through personal conflict resolution experiences, as well as groups of neighborhood women and men in emotional survival encounters. He has presented rational living, stress management, conflict resolution, and problem solving workshops to industrial managers, school psychologists, college students, counselors and administrators, and Job Training Partnership Act participants with excellent success. And he has presented at numerous state, regional, and national conferences, as well as service clubs, Chambers of Commerce, and other professional meetings, on stress management, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and rational use of hypnosis.
Dr. Brown is board certified by the National Academy of Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselors and the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. He is certified in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy by the Rational Behavioral Therapy Center of the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine. He has served as Adjunct Instructor at Indiana University, Ball State University, Indiana Vocational-Technical College, and Edison Community College. In addition, Dr. Brown has authored The Pocket Therapist, The Pocket Therapist II, and most recently Anatomy of Attitudes. He has also published numerous articles regarding the practical application of rational thinking.
Dr. Brown earned his doctoral degree in Leadership and Human Behavior from the United States International University in San Diego, California; a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio; and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Education from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. He completed intensive postdoctoral work at the Rational Behavior Therapy Center of the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky, and at the Outward Bound School in Morganton, North Carolina.