Faculty & Research


Travis J. Brown

Travis J. Brown


Director of Strategic Initiatives & Entrepreneurship

Contact Information

(812) 856-4500
Informatics West 209


  • Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction/Design at Indiana University
  • M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship & Corporate Innovation at Indiana University
  • B.S. in Computer Information Systems at Indiana University

Courses Taught at SOIC


As the Director of Strategic Initiatives & Entrepreneurship, Dr. Brown works closely with the dean to develop and manage partnerships and programs deemed important to bringing the strategic vision set for the SoIC to fruition. In addition, to teaching Design Strategy, Strategic Design, Technology Entrepreneurship, and Technology Innovation, he directs the Innovation & Entrepreneurship program for the school. He is the faculty advisor for the Informatics & Computing Entrepreneurs (ICE), the Shoemaker Scholars, and the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO).  Prior to returning to Indiana University to pursue his doctoral degree, Dr. Brown spent his career in business, focusing on performance management, entrepreneurship, corporate innovation, business analytics, and interaction design in corporate and small business settings.

Research Areas

  • Design Strategy
  • Strategic Design
  • Technology Innovation
  • Technology Entrepreneurship