Mark Brown


Director, Working Professional Programs, Management Communication Center

Phone Number: +1.919.660.7868

Teaching / Research Interests

Communication in International Business Settings, Persuasion, Effective Advocacy, Team Communication

Mailing Information

Duke University: The Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708


Mark T. Brown is the Director of Working Professional Programs at the Management Communication Center at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. He has been a member of the Fuqua faculty since 1989 and has taught Management Communication core courses and advanced electives in the daytime, weekend, and evening MBA programs. He has also taught Business Communication in the MQM and MMS full time one-year programs as well as the online MSQM Health Analytics and MSQM Business Analytics programs. He has helped develop effective managers in Fuqua's Executive Education division. In 1992, Mark created the program in Business, Communication, and Culture (BCC), a program designed to assist international students in their transition to full time MBA, MQM, and MMS programs in the U.S. Mark also works with teams in all of the Executive MBA programs to maximize their effectiveness as dynamic, transformational learning teams.

Mark has been a consultant to individuals and businesses on a variety of communication and strategic leadership topics for more than thirty years. These topics include executive leadership styles, crisis communication, cross-cultural communication, effective business presentations, effective advocacy, managing and communicating with teams, strategic project communication, situational leadership styles, and other programs tailored to fit client needs. He has also worked with start-ups to refine their business plans and help them obtain funding. 

Mark did his undergraduate work at Georgetown University in international relations and English. He has a master's degree in educational psychology and administration from Bowling Green. Mark also did master's and doctoral work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied communication, rhetoric, and American culture.