Mackenzie Brown, Ph.D.
- Professor Emeritus , Religion
C. Mackenzie Brown spent his academic career of 45 years at Trinity, joining an all-male Department in 1973 He was the first hire in the Department not a Presbyterian minister. His appointment as Assistant Professor of Asian Religions completed the vision of Guy H. Ranson, Chair of the Department, for a comprehensive Religion department, moving away from a Christian, Bible-focused curriculum.
Brown served as chair of the Religion Department (1997-2005), chair of the Faculty Senate (2003-2006), member of the Animal Research Committee (1989-2017), and Faculty Adviser to the Honor Council (2011-2014).
His favorite class was Science Fiction, a First-Year Experience co-taught with Heather Sullivan.
His most meaningful classes were Death & Beyond, and Rape in India, the U.S., & Trinity.