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College of Pharmacy

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Daniel A. Brown

Title: Senior Director, Instructional and Information Technology
Department: Office of the Dean
College of Pharmacy
Phone: 803-777-0826
Office: College of Pharmacy
715 Sumter Street - CLS 210A
Columbia, SC 29208
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MBA  University of South Carolina, 2019
University of South Carolina, 2019
MLIS  Health Sciences Information Services in Academic Environments, University of South Carolina, 2016
Educational Technology, University of South Carolina, 2014
Sociology, College of Charleston, 2011


Daniel Brown is the Senior Director of the Pharmacy Instructional and Information Technology (PIIT) at the College of Pharmacy. Currently, he is a doctoral candidate for a PhD in Biomedical Science with a concentration in Clinical Informatics at Rutgers University. He is well versed in both the waterfall and agile project management and holds the Project Management Professional, Project Management Insitute-Agile Certified Practitioner, Certified Scrum Professional, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and ITIL certifications. Additionally, he has the Online Teaching Certificate from the Online Learning Consortium, Grant Writing Certificate from USC, and is a Quality Matter Peer Reviewer for online course design. He completed the Chief Information Officer (CIO) Certificate program at Carnegie Mellon University, Certified Government Chief Information Officer leadership program at the University of North Carolina, Society for Information Management's (SIM) Regional Leadership Forum (RLF) and the Emerging Leaders Program at the University of South Carolina.

He started his career in IT over 12 years ago where he ran his own consulting companies specializing in custom application development and server hosting. His career in academia started at USC’s Arnold School of Public Health as a system programmer and quickly worked his way up to the senior applications analyst and application development manager. At the Arnold School, Daniel created custom applications for researchers and modules for the office’s learning management system. In 2015, Daniel transitioned to the SC Department of Social Services as the Technical Manager of Child Care Applications where he helped build and manage several teams of senior developers, business analyst, and project managers.

Daniel is currently the Senior Director of PIIT at the College of Pharmacy where he manages the IT infrastructure including setting budgets, maintaining client relations, renovating distributed learning classrooms, supporting the virtualized computer lab solutions and acts as the college’s main security liaison. His department is also responsible for maintaining the Palmetto Poison Control’s ToxiCall system and the college’s electronic health records, computerized physician order entry, and pharmacy management software systems. In addition, he is an adjunct instructor for the Integrated Information Technology Department at USC’s College of Engineering and Information Technology where he teaches ITEC-560, Analysis and Application of Project Management Software.


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