- PhD, Cornell University, 2001
- MS, Cornell University, 1998
- BA, Ithaca College, 1995
David Brown graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in mathematics. It was during his undergraduate days at Ithaca that he realized mathematics would be a prominent part of his future. Faculty in the the department opened the world of research to him. After finishing graduate work in Dynamical Systems at Cornell University, he was excited to return to teach mathematics at IC and to present the wonders of mathematics to students. He spends great amounts of time mentoring students on research projects, bringing them to conferences to present their work, and writing articles with them. He is always looking for new students with which to work. In 2008, David was honored with the Mathematical Association of America's Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning Faculty Member.
In addition to discovering mathematics during his undergraduate days, David met his future wife, Amy. They now have two children, Jake and Molly.