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Darla Moore School of Business


Dirk Brown

Title: Faculty Director, McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise
Clinical Assistant Professor, International Business
Department: International Business
Darla Moore School of Business
Phone: 803-777-1717
Office: Office of the Provost
1430 Senate Street
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
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Dirk Brown is the faculty director of the University of South Carolina's McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise and a clinical assistant professor of international business at the Darla Moore School of Business. Brown is a seasoned executive with a strong track record of developing, marketing and licensing disruptive, proprietary technologies. He is the founding CEO of Pandoodle Corporation, a digital media technology company with offices in California, New York and South Carolina. Previously, he was CEO of Neoconix, a venture capital-funded electronics technology company serving Fortune 100 customers with worldwide sales and manufacturing.

Earlier in his career, Brown was executive vice president of operations and marketing at High Connection Density, with P&L responsibility for all of the company's product lines, and before that a member of technical staff at Advanced Micro Devices. He holds over 25 patents, has written over 30 technical papers and journal articles, and is an active member in a number of professional societies.

Brown holds an MBA from San Jose State, a Ph.D. (materials science) and M.Eng. (applied physics) from Cornell University and a B.Sc. (Eng) in applied physics/electrical engineering from Queen's University in Canada.


  • MBA, San Jose State (1998)
  • Ph.D., Cornell University (1995); M. Eng., Cornell University (1991)
  • B.S., Queen's University, Canada (1990)

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