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Aaron Brower

Aaron Brower (January 9, 1958 -) is serving as interim provost and vice chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Extension and as special assistant to UW System President Kevin Reilly for new educational strategies. Brower formerly served as vice provost for teaching and learning at UW-Madison and as a professor in the School of Social Work, Integrated Liberal Studies, and Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at UW-Madison. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1980, and by 1985 had received his M.S.W., M.A. in Psychology, and Ph.D. in Social Work and Psychology from the University of Michigan.

Brower's early work focused on small groups and social cognition, producing four books, including Social Cognition and Individual Change (ISBN 0-8039-3884-5) and What's Social about Social Cognition? (ISBN 0-8039-7205-9), both by Sage Publications. His work evolved to study group and community processes related to college life as experienced by students from diverse backgrounds, student drinking, and college student success.

Brower's research finds that academic and social outcomes are produced when college environments blend in-class and out-of-class learning and experiences to create communities of students, faculty, and staff who share common learning goals (i.e., [1].

External links

  • Brower at the National Study of Living-Learning Programs
  • Brower at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Social Work

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