Dr. Elaine Brown has been teaching at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) for 27 years, and has been chair of the English department since 1999. In her role as professor and chair, she has had the opportunity to teach and work with many students who enroll in the various and diverse array of degree programs offered. In September 2013, Dr. Brown was appointed the new Faculty Athletic Representative for NYIT by President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D.
Every NCAA institution is required to designate an individual
from their campus as Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR).
The FAR works with academic administrators, athletic administrators
and the conference to advocate for student-athletes and to exercise
three primary roles: Ensuring a quality student-athlete experience
and student-athlete well being; ensuring the academic integrity of
the athletic program and ensuring institutional control of
Director of Athletics Clyde M. Doughty, Jr. was quick to endorse Dr. Brown noting that, "she has been a staunch advocate for athletics and our student-athletes for many years. She has been part of our BEAR mentoring program which helps monitor student-athletes academically, comes to many of our athletic contests and related events and clearly has the full support of Dr. Guiliano and the administration in this role.”
Dr. Brown is committed to continuing her support of the athletic program at NYIT as well as helping the overall growth of the student-athletes. She received her bachelor's degree from Brown University and her Ph.D. from Duke University.
"Over the years, my involvement in NYIT athletics has been twofold: 1) I have attended and enjoyed many games with my family and 2) I participate in the B.E.A.R. mentoring program," said Dr. Brown. "This program is designed to help student-athletes bring up their GPAs. Involvement in college athletics is a very valuable part of the college experience. My student-athletes have learned many lessons in the value of dedication, teamwork, commitment and time management--all of which will help them greatly throughout their lives."