Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dr. Vincent Brown, Associate Professor of Psychology

The Hofstra community is deeply saddened by the recent passing of Associate Professor of Psychology Vincent Brown. He had been on the Hofstra faculty since 2001, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in cognitive psychology, research methods, and statistics.

Dr. Brown was previously an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Clarkson University and the University of Richmond. From 2008 to 2010, he served as Program Director in Perception, Action, and Cognition at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Brown was co-Principal Investigator, with Dr. Simona Doboli, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Hofstra, of a National Science Foundation grant on neural network models of individual and group brainstorming.

Vince Brown was an unassumingly brilliant teacher and researcher and a kind and generous friend to all who knew him. Dr. Brown's family requests that instead of sending flowers, friends may contribute to the Vincent R. Brown Memorial Fund, which will be awarded to future undergraduate psychology students on the basis of academic accomplishment. Contributions to the Vincent R. Brown Memorial Fund can be made via the Hofstra website Under Gift Designation, click the box for “in memory of” and type in Dr. Vincent R. Brown Memorial Fund, and the contribution will be directed to the fund.