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Dave Brown

Dave Brown

Department Head, Department of Mathematics
Division of Mathematical Sciences
College of Arts and Science



  • PhD, Mathematical Sciences, Clemson University
  • MS, Mathematical Sciences, Clemson University
  • BS, Math Education, Bob Jones University


About Dave

Dr. Brown earned his  B.S. in 1982 in Mathematics Education from Bob Jones University, and a M.S. in Mathematical Sciences from Clemson University in 1984. He returned to Bob Jones in the fall of 1984 as an instructor of Mathematics for 3 years before returning to Clemson University to earn a Doctorate in Mathematics.  Having completed his doctoral work in 1989, he returned to Bob Jones where he has taught ever since. Currently he is a Professor of Mathematics and also serves as department chair, having completed his 30th year of teaching. In addition to teaching and departmental duties, he also advises all math majors.

His area of interest lies primarily in abstract algebra. His favorite courses to teach are Abstract Algebra, Linear Algebra, and Number Theory. In addition to teaching at BJU, he works at BJU Press during the summer and has been a contributing author for many of the secondary math books at BJU Press. He also advises them during the school year. This work compliments his teaching because it allows him to stay in touch with what is happening on the secondary level giving him a much better feel for where our incoming students are mathematically.

Dr. Brown's main focus is his teaching at BJU. When teaching in the elementary classes, his goal and joy is to change the mindset of the students and to see them succeed. He also desires that they realize that math can be enjoyable and useful in their everyday lives. He also seeks to demonstrate how mathematics can help us understand God's creation. In his upper level classes, he strives to move the student out of their comfort zone and seeks to push them beyond what they thought they were capable of. His goal for his student is to prepare them as much as possible for a career in mathematics or to continue on to a graduate program in mathematics.