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Security Studies

David Browne, BA, JD

  • Program Chair-Online, College of Security Studies
  • Chicago, IL
  • Law Enforcement Veteran. Influential Educator.


  • Certificate, Police Staff and Command, Northwestern University (2010)
  • JD, Case Western Reserve University (1988)
  • BA, Psychology, University of Michigan (1985)


David Browne is Colorado Technical University’s Program Chair for Security Studies. In his current role at CTU, Browne manages over 100 remote adjunct instructors across the United States, develops curriculum, and teaches classes for CTU’s security studies programs. He has taught classes in Terrorism and Homeland Security Management, Advanced Application of Intelligence in Homeland Security, Emergent Topics in Homeland Security, and Origins of Terrorism, along with many others.

Before joining CTU, Browne served as Crime Analyst for the Security Department of the University of Chicago. There he forged strong relationships in the community, receiving numerous accolades for his service, and in 2009 was honored with the Steven Mitchell Award for excellence in police work. Browne was ultimately promoted to Deputy Chief and helped create and manage the department’s first Rapid Response Team, the First New Officer Training Program, and the first department-wide firearms transition program.

Before his time at the University of Chicago, Browne had 15 years of field Law Enforcement experience as an appointed Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In the FBI Browne was assigned to the Chicago Field Office where he investigated Federal crimes including organized crime, financial fraud, gangs, violent criminals, terrorism, and foreign counter intelligence. Browne was also selected to a post in Washington DC after 9/11, and was part of the team that crafted the security response to the threat of terrorism in the aftermath of the attacks. During his time with the FBI, Browne was recognized numerous times for his innovative work and dedication to duty.

David Browne is committed to the education and mentoring of the next generation of our nation’s security professionals.

Academic Specialization/Focus at CTU

Homeland Security and Criminal Justice

I am excited to be at CTU because of great leadership, and student focused education that we provide. We are a community of people who love what we do, and our goal is to help students achieve their goals. That is a fun and exciting way to spend your day!

I believe that every student is important, and deserves a fun, interesting and meaningful experience in every class. I believe that those who struggle with material should be helped, those who achieve should be challenged, and that together we can learn, laugh, debate, and challenge the status quo.

I am passionate about all education as it opens doors for people. I am passionate about justice, fairness, and opportunity for all. I am passionate about connections and friendships with family, friends, and my students. I like every student and admire them for following their passion and am passionate about helping them reach their goals.

  • “The War on Chicago’s Street” The National Strategy Forum Review, Winter-Spring 2012
  • A Whole City Approach to Combating Gun Violence, Union League Club. (2013)
  • Stephen Mitchell Law Enforcement Award University of Chicago
  • Achievement Awards, FBI
  • Gang crimes
  • Criminal profiling
  • Psychology of crime
  • School safety
  • Corporate safety
  • Work place violence
  • Emerging terror groups