Hall of Fame Member Biographies

Kermit E. Brown

Kermit E. Brown began a career with The University of Tulsa in 1966, serving as Professor of Petroleum Engineering, and as departmental chairman for two stints. He was appointed as Floyd M. Stevenson Professor of Petroleum Engineering in 1980, and subsequently served as vice president for Research at TU. One of the world’s most widely traveled engineering educators, Brown taught courses in thirty-four different countries. He published journal articles and authored textbooks on the Technology of Artificial Lift Methods. He was an avid skier, World War II pilot, teacher, administrator, husband, father, grandfather, and Registered Professional Engineer. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 2004.