J. Burton Browning, PHD

Part-Time Faculty, School of Technology

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Areas of Expertise: 

  • Cross-Functional Learning Teams (CFLT)
  • Computer programming
  • Open-source software
  • Health care statistics and data mining
  • CNC plasma cutter operation
  • Educational technology
  • Online teaching
  • Writing
  • Networking
  • Cyber security


  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 1999 Ed.D. - Technology Education, dissertation chair, Dr. Richard Peterson.
  • East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 1992 M.A.Ed. - Business, Vocational, and Technical Education.
  • East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 1989 B.S. - Information Processing and Basic Business Education.

Dissertation Title:

Browning, J. (1999). Analysis of Concepts and Skills Acquisition Differences Between Web-delivered and Classroom-delivered Undergraduate Instructional Technology Courses. (Doctoral dissertation). North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Research Areas of Interest:

  • Cross-functional learning teams
  • Open-source operating systems and open-source applications
  • Robotics
  • Photography and documentary films

Select Professional Experience:

  • Dean, NC Community College System
  • Adjunct Professor, Coastal Carolina University's
  • Director of the Instructional Technology Center -- Watson School of Education, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC.
  • Computer Coordinator, Brunswick County Public Schools. Bolivia, NC.
  • Technology Designer, The Odyssey Project, Gaston County Schools, Gastonia, NC.