Teaching Excellence

The Concordia University Wisconsin Ronald L. Berg Faculty Laureate Award is an honor bestowed by the Concordia faculty on one of its own in recognition as the Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year. The recipient exemplifies Concordia as a way of life, is a model of Christian life, excels in teaching, engages in scholarship, and supports the community life of the campus. We are pleased to announce this year’s recipient, Michael C. Brown, Pharm.D.

 Michael BrownMichael C. Brown, Pharm.D., serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy as well as Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. He has served in this role since August 2013, with service as the interim dean of the School during 2020. As the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Brown is privileged to help students navigate the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum, developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes expected of patient-centered, team-oriented pharmacists. He has been at Concordia University Wisconsin since July 2009. Previous to August 2013 he served as Chair of the Pharmacy Practice Department. Dr. Brown’s instructional expertise includes medical literature evaluation, pharmacy practice research, pharmaceutical calculations, and pharmacy law. His current practice focuses on public health initiatives, most notably COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Dr. Brown’s scholarship focuses on using innovation, including technology, to enhance students’ education and assessment. He has been nationally recognized for excellence in teaching and assessment, being a recipient of the 2015 AACP Excellence in Assessment Award and a two-time recipient of the AACP Innovations in Teaching Award in 2002 and 2006. He has also been recognized in 2022 as the Faculty Laureate of Concordia University Wisconsin. Prior to his appointment at Concordia, Dr. Brown served for 9 years at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems and Director of the Pharmaceutical Care Learning Center. In 2008 Dr. Brown was an inaugural inductee into the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center’s Academy for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Dr. Brown is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy where he received his B.S.-Pharmacy degree in 1995 and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1998. He completed a one-year primary care specialty care (ambulatory care) residency at the William S. Middleton Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Madison, Wisconsin from July 1999 - June 2000.