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Gina Brown, PhD, RN
Associate Professor, Nursing - Graduate
School of Nursing

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Gina S. Brown, Ph.D.


For more than 25 years, Dr. Gina Brown has been working professionally in many spheres within North America, Asia and Africa. Her expertise as a professional administrator (educator and nurse), in addition to her wide academic experience in many areas (traditional, adult and on-line learning) has allowed for: the building of numerous academic graduate and undergraduate programs; the securing and management of millions of dollars of grant funding; the writing, management and expertise of the academic accreditation process on all levels; as well as the management of human resources and numerous other non-academic areas, all which are noted as hallmarks of her accomplishments.


Dr. Brown holds four degrees, an undergraduate nursing and an undergraduate biology degree, both from Oakwood College (now Oakwood University) in addition to graduate studies in anatomy. She received her Master of Science degree in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University in 1989 and her Ph.D. degree in Administration (with a focus on Nursing, Policy and Ethics) from George Mason University in 1999. 


Administratively, Dr. Brown has garnered experience in a number of roles, from that of a specialization in various avenues within the healthcare arena, to that of Associate Vice President, Dean and now working as a Professor at one of the most prestigious academic communities. She is a noted transformational leader and Administrator on many different levels, and is a well-published and noted author. For more than 15 years, she has written numerous articles in both Christian and Scholarly Journals, which have worldwide circulation. In addition, Dr. Brown has been identified as a Subject Matter Expert within and has developed a number of on-line courses as well as designed academic programs, on the BS, Masters and Ph.D. level both within and outside of the United States educational systems. 


Dr. Brown has demonstrated expertise within the educational arena, becoming the first Dean for the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Columbia Union College (now Washington Adventist University), while holding the title of Associate Vice President. She was responsible for the entire adult education program which consisted of all graduate programs (Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Nursing-Business Leadership, Master of Arts in Religion, Master of Arts in Public Administration, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (licensure and non-licensure track), Nursing Education and Healthcare Administration. Under her administration 7 of the 8 graduate programs were created. Additionally, she held responsibility for all Bachelor degree programs in Business Administration, Health Care Administration, Social Work, Organizational Management, Information Systems, RN-BSN Education, Secondary Education; all certificate programs which include Security Resource Management and Drug and Alcohol Counseling and all new adult education programs. She has also been responsible for all associate degree programs, external degree programs and many external college relationships with other educational institutions, both nationally and internationally.


Dr. Brown also held the position of Dean, School of Health Professions, Science and Wellness at Washington Adventist University for 12 years. Within this position, she was charged with total oversight for the following departments; nursing (largest department within the University), biology, biochemistry, chemistry, health wellness and physical education, respiratory care and all health related pre-professional programs. The graduate programs of Nursing Business Leadership, Nursing Education and Healthcare Administration are also under her portfolio. Within this purview all programs are evaluated, inclusive of accreditation processes for all programs. Additional growth and development is under her scope of practice within these specialty areas as well as many other university-wide responsibilities, too numerous to note.


Currently, Dr. Brown holds the position of Associate Professor within the School of Nursing at the prestigious, Loma Linda University, in Loma Linda California. She has been charged with using her God-given expertise to provide insight into the Doctorate of Nursing Program with curriculum development and course instruction for the final project phase of the program.  She has also been charged with assisting with revision of the RN to BSN program. Her priority areas of expertise are noted in graduate education, program revision, curriculum development and Health Promotion.


Dr. Brown is married to Bronson Reed Brown, II. They have two wonderful children, Bronson Reed, III and Blayre Elaine.