Dr. Brothers is a native of Greenville, MS. He has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry at Delta State University and a Master of Science in Natural Science from Delta State University. In addition to those degrees, Dr. Brothers has also earned a Master of Public Policy and Administration degree from Mississippi State University and a PhD from Jackson State University in Urban Higher Education.
Dr. Brothers currently serves as an Assistant Dean in the Graduate School, overseeing the Office of Graduate Training and Mentorship. Before arriving at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, he served as the Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (PSLSAMP) Executive Director at the University of Georgia. During his tenure in Mississippi, Dr. Brothers served as the Louis Stokes Mississippi Alliance for Minority Participation (LSMAMP) Site Coordinator/Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Delta State University. He also worked at the Mississippi State Chemical Laboratory as an Herbicide/Pesticide Residue Chemist, and a Laboratory Project Director for the Analytical Food Safety Laboratory (ASFSL), located in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University.
Dr. Brothers’ research interests are the following: retention of underrepresented minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at majority institutions, managing diversity, and cross-culture mentoring.