Eric Brown


Walden University, Doctorate of Information Technology
Dissertation: "Factors that Influence Throughput on Cloud-Hosted MySQL
Committee: Dr. Makrigeorgis (chair), Dr. Stryk, Dr. Case

(est) May 2020

Capella University, Information Technology
Specializing in Network Architecture and Design
Thesis:"Keokuk High School Multimedia Lab Domain and File Server

March 2006

Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
Major: Mathematics Education
Minor: Physics

May 1995


Microsoft Professional in Windows 2000 Professional (70-210)
Microsoft Professional in Windows 2000 Server (70-215)

Certified Educator in Missouri

  • 5-12 Mathematics
  • 5-9 Science
  • 9-12 Physics



Professional Experience - non-teaching

State of Missouri, Jefferson City, MO
SQL Server Administrator
  • Administer SQL Servers
    • Monitor backups.
    • Test backups.
    • Administer database security.
    • Reducing errors and warnings in log files.
    • Troubleshoot and suggest changes to improve database performance.
    • Create and implement a wiki to improve documentation.
    • Planned and implemented migration of CIMOR - a major database supporting the application that manages the Missouri Department of Mental Health.
    • Plan and test disaster recovery for all Microsoft SQL Servers and databases for the State of Missouri consolidated agencies.
  • Alternate Team Lead
    • Act as supervisor when needed.
    • Provide guidance and suggestions to other team members.
Linux System Administrator
  • Administer Linux Servers
    • Manage security and access on approximately 300 Linux systems.
    • Manage updates.
    • Make recommendations on all system requirements.
    • Update and maintain documentation.
Smallwood Technologies, Jefferson City, MO
Technician and Project Manager
  • Manage technician schedule for maximum billing
  • Troubleshoot network, hardware, and software problems on personal computers, workstations, servers, printers, and networking equipment.
  • Assist in planning network, hardware, and software upgrades and implementations.
  • Design and install wired and wireless networks for homes and businesses
  • Assist individuals with a variety of disabilities in using assisted technology.
  • Design, modify, and update databases and systems in Microsoft Acces, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, and other database systems.
Tri-States Free Geek, Keokuk, IA
Founder and Director
  • Founded a non-profit computer recycling and learning center.
  • Establish relationships with local businesses to recycle discarded technology.
  • Taught individuals of all ages how to dissemble and assemble computers, and the many different types of hardware found in computers from many different manufacturers.
  • Taught individuals of all ages how to install the Linux operating system, primarily Ubuntu, and troubleshoot installation issues.

Professional Teaching experience

William Woods University, Fulton, MO
Assistant Professor, Management of Information Systems
  • Courses Taught (Bold courses indicate regular course load.)
    • MIS 100 - Intro to Web 2.0
    • MIS 225 - Database Management Systems
    • MIS 250 - Networking
    • MIS 325 - Web Design
    • MIS 350 - Project Management
    • MIS 370 - MIS Experience
    • MIS 425 - Enterprise Collaboration Tools
    • MIS 450 - Systems Analysis
    • MIS 475 - MIS Capstone
    • ACC 412 - Advanced Productivity Tools
    • BUS 580 - Systems Management
  • Developed courses, curriculum, quizzes, exams, and assignments.
  • Revised syllabus and course content to include the ever-changing field of information technology.
  • Developed on-line courses for most on-ground classes.
  • Hiring Committee - Spring 2015, Spring 2018
  • Curriculum Committee - 2015-2017, Chair 2018
  • Honors Committee - 2018-2021
  • Ad-hoc Committee to consider digital lecture capture - Fall 2016, Fall 2017
Southeastern Community College, Keokuk, IA
Adjunct Instructor, Business
  • Taught Computer Basics, which went by several course codes during this time frame.
    • Hardware Basics
    • Internet Basics
    • Microsoft Office Basics
  • Traditional and non-traditional students.
Keokuk High School, Keokuk, IA
Instructor, Math and Technology
  • Math Courses Taught:
    • Algebra 1
    • Pre-Algebra
    • Consumer Math
    • Statistics
  • Computer Courses Taught:
    • Web Design (HTML)
    • Advanced Web Design (PHP/MySQL)
    • Computer Basics
    • Computer Repair
    • Networking
    • Video Production
    • Programming (Java)
  • Built and managed video production studio and video editing lab.
  • Supervised students building computers for lab use.
  • Setup audio and video for large events such as graduation, special speakers, assemblies, seminars, presentations, and in-services.
  • Built, administrate, and maintain Linux Terminal Services server and lab, web server, file servers, and domain controllers in support of the technology courses.
Carl Sandburg College, Carthage, IL
Adjunct Instructor, Mathematics
  • Independent math lab - remedial non-credit math courses:
    • MAT 090 - Arithmetic Fundamentals
    • MAT 093 - Fundamentals of Algebra
    • MAT 095 - Geometry and Trigonometry Review
    • MAT 097 - Geometry
    • MAT 099 - Intermediate Algebra
  • Traditional and non-traditional students


Neo4j - The Graph Database - DevCoMo

How to Build a New Computer Lab for under $1000 - Iowa Technology in Education Conference

Using LTSP in the Classroom- North Central Linux Symposium



2004 & 2005

Professional Training

Columbia MO Monthly since 2016
Description: Monthly meetings for a group dedicated to the art of software development. Talks range from different programming languages, developer operations, databases, machine learning, cyber security, block-chain technologies, and developer experiences.

Kansas City WordCamp
Overland Park, KS, June 2019
Description: Conference for users, designers, developers, and anyone else who wanted to get the most out of using WordPress

WP-Campus 2018
St. Louis, MO, June 2018
Description: Conferenced focused on the use of WordPress in higher education.

St. Louis WordCampSt Louis, MO, May 2018
Description: Conference for users, designers, developers, and anyone else who wanted to get the most out of using WordPress.

GraphConnectChicago, IL, December 2014
Description: Introductory conference to learn about Neo4j, A NoSQL graph-based database.

Professional Affiliations

Electronic Frontier Foundation, 2015-Present

Professional Service

Steering Committee Member: 2017-Present