Andrew “Drew” Brown
Dr. Andrew “Drew” Brown grew up in the rural mining community of Copper Basin in East Tennessee. Community mentors taught Drew a love for the outdoors and passed along entrepreneurial business and community leadership skills.
After completing his undergraduate degree, Drew enjoyed early career experiences in nonprofit public relations and fundraising. Mid-career provided opportunities for executive leadership with two Nashville-based nonprofit organizations as well as “inside program start-ups” at two higher education institutions. Drew has always been drawn to creative means of service and program delivery and has been an awarded leader in undergraduate and graduate hybrid pedagogy during his last five years as Instructor of Public Relations at UT Martin.
“I'm thrilled to join the Texas Tech University, College of Media and Communication team as we together seek to recruit graduate students and build professional partnerships in the Dallas/Fort Worth region. Building relationships, networks, and sustainable program infrastructure is what I truly love to do. Texas Tech has a strong history of quality pedagogy, which provides the needed backbone for this endeavor's growth. Building on this strong Red Raider reputation and working with DFW-area partners like Austin College, I am excited to hit the ground running as an Assistant Professor of Practice and area coordinator.”
Drew's scholarly and applied research interests include issues, risk, and crisis communication; nonprofit public relations and nonprofit management; and entrepreneurial community development. Drew serves on several nonprofit boards and enjoys continuous coaching and consulting with regional nonprofits.
Degrees include a B.S. from UT Martin in Communication/Public Relations; M.A.R.E. from Mid-America Seminary; M.A. from University of Memphis in Journalism and Public Relations; and the recent completion of the Ph.D. in Public Relations/Strategic Communications at UT Knoxville.
Drew has been married to his wife Amy for almost 27 years and has two daughters: Brennan (21) and Eden (15). Brennan will remain in Tennessee to complete her B.S in Animal Science and Vet Tech licensure. Eden will join the family in Texas.