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For many years, Dr. Gregory E. Brown made the commute to Warrensburg from Lee’s Summit to share his knowledge with Central students. He devoted 21 years to the university, and has retired as professor emeritus of child and family development.
Dr. Brown was hired in 1981 as an assistant professor in the Department of Home Economics after a career that included serving as executive director of the Missouri Child Care Center in Jefferson City, serving as an instructor at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and working as a vocational rehabilitation counselor in Madison, Wis.
His career at Central grew and he was promoted to associate professor in the department in 1985. He was appointed director of the University 1000 program for the 1989-90 academic year, and spent the following year serving as interim chair of the Department of Human Environmental Sciences. He returned to full-time teaching in that department in 1992. It was named the Department of Child and Family Development seven years later.
In addition to his work on campus, Dr. Brown taught extended campus courses, served as a consultant/presenter for Work and Family Seminars, sponsored by Warrensburg Parents as Teachers, and was consultant for Central’s Workshop on Wheels.
He earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin, Madison; master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; and doctorate at the University of Missouri-Columbia.