Kenneth Brown received his B.S. in Computer Science and Physics from Morehouse College in Atlanta, and a M.S. in Applied Physics from Clark Atlanta University. As an electro-optical system engineer, Brown is currently the JPL lead for the calibration, integration and testing of GeoSAR's laser baseline measurement system, a new flight system for geologists and land use management agencies.
Born and raised in Carson, Calif., Brown had a respectable athletic career while in college. Twice he was named an All-American in Track & Field, played in the NCAA Div. II basketball final four, and in 1992 placed 12th in the U.S. Olympic Trails qualifier in high jump.
Currently, Brown serves as chairman of the Los Angeles-based JobStarts, Inc, a non-profit organization that trains people to enter the workforce. He also teaches physics at Cal State, Dominguez Hills, and business at Santa Monica College.
An avid reader and music listener, the self-described "computer nerd" in his spare time also likes to detail SUV and work on home theater electronics.