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Kneeland C. Brown, Ed.D.


Dr. Kneeland C. Brown is CEO of OptiPlied, Inc. an educational technology and professional development company. He also serves as Associate Professor of Business at Friends University in Wichita, KS. For nearly two decades, Kneeland has served in the higher education space as a Board Member, Dean, Chief-of-Staff, Executive Director, Program Director, and Associate Professor, teaching Organizational Development/Management and Ethnic Studies. Kneeland was selected for participation in the CCCU’s 2010 class of fellows for the Multi-Ethnic Leadership Development Institute (ME-LDI).

Kneeland has been proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ for nearly 20 years since the Lord called him into the preaching ministry during his sophomore year at Azusa Pacific University. Kneeland completed his B.A. and M.A. at Azusa Pacific University and his Doctor of Education at the University of Southern California. Kneeland and his bride Tearrah have been married for 15 years and have six children. They are active members of Tabernacle Bible Church in Wichita, KS.