Rod Brown

Rod Brown

Rod Brown

Museum Director


Department: Dakota Discovery Museum
Location: Dakota Discovery Museum | Dakota Discovery Classroom

Year Started: 1996

Strengths: Learner | Context | Strategic | Achiever | Input

Education History: Apostolic Bible Institute, St. Paul, MN (BA degree in theology in apostolic studies and minor in Music), Dakota Wesleyan University (BA degree in history and minors in secondary education & foreign languages), University of South Dakota (MA degree in history)

Professional History:  DWU; Museum Director - June 1, 2019, Museum Manager - June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2019, Adjunct Instructor - August 2000 to present, Online Learning Coordinator - December 2008 - May 2015, Media Services Specialist - August 1996 to May 2015, Ministry; Pastor, United Pentecostal Church of Mitchell, 1994 to present, Elected Offices; District Youth President - 1996 to 2002, 2003-2004,  District Presbyter - 2000 to 2005, District Global Missions Director - 2009 to 2011, District Secretary/Treasurer - 2005 to 2013, District Presbyter - 2014 to 2016, District North American Missions Director - 2013 to present

Areas of Expertise: U.S. history, american religious history, Old Testament, African American History, South Dakota History

Hobbies: Reading, exercise, hunting, camping

Family: Spouse, Melonye - 39 years on July 24, 2019, Kids; Victoria & Riley

What do you love most about DWU?:  My time at DWU has created opportunities to connect with people and with learning. Our kids have grown up around the DWU campus and people, and have been enriched through the experience.