Patrick Brown is from Clinton, TN a small community in the Appalachian foothills. He received his B.S. in Biology from UT-Chattanooga and his Ph.D. in Cellular Biology from the University of Georgia. After nearly 5 years as a research scientist with the Belle Baruch Marine Institute of the University of South Carolina, he became an Assistant Professor of Biology at King College (now University) in Bristol, TN. It was while at King that he first became exposed to POGIL through one of The Project’s 3-day workshops. He joined the faculty of the Department of Health Sciences at East Tennessee State University in 2011 where he is now an Associate Professor and a Faculty Fellow in the Center for Teaching Excellence. He has written journal articles and book chapters about POGIL and is the author of Anatomy and Physiology: A Guided Inquiry.