Faculty & Research


Travis J. Brown

Travis J. Brown

Assistant Dean for Innovation & 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 Assistant Dean for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Dr. Brown directs the Innovation & Entrepreneurship program for the school, which includes serving as the Executive Director of the Shoemaker Innovation Center ("The Shoebox") and Lecturer of Technology Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship. In his role as the Director of Strategic Initiatives, he 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. Dr. Brown also holds a special academic appointment as an HCI/d Core faculty member which entails teaching Design Strategy and Strategic Design, including mentoring the HCI/d Master's students completing the Design Strategy track.  In addition, 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 within the intersection of business and technology, focusing on performance management, entrepreneurship, corporate innovation, business analytics, software development, and interaction design in corporate and small business settings.

Research Areas

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