Ricardo A. Brown was named dean of the College of Public Service at Jackson State University in Mississippi. Dr. Brown has been serving as assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University of Maryland system. He previously served as associate vice president for sponsored programs and professor of physiology and biophysics at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He has also held faculty positions at Morgan State University in Baltimore and Wayne State University in Detroit. From 2002 to 2008, Dr. Brown was a health scientist administrator for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. He is an expert on the cardiovascular effects of alcohol consumption.
Dr. Brown is a graduate of Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama. He earned a Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics at Howard University.