Aaron Brower, MSW, Ph.D.

Professor, Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor of UW Extension, and Special Assistant to the President for Educational Strategies of the UW System

Ph.D., Social Work & Psychology, University of Michigan,1985
M.A., Psychology, University of Michigan,1984
MSW, University of Michigan,1982
B.A., Psychology, University of Michigan,1980

Office Address: 
432 N. Lake Street, Room 401
(608) 262-6151

College success and transition to college, educational innovations and evaluation, integrative and immersion learning, group work, social work theory.


Aaron Brower's scholarship and teaching focuses on the transition from high school to college, and on a variety of issues related to college student life and “integrative learning” innovations in college education. The basic idea is that academic and social outcomes are produced when college environments blend in- and out-of-class learning and experiences to create communities of students, faculty and staff who share common learning goals (i.e., learning communities).

Recent Publications: 
Brower, A. M., Kostka K., & Lampe G. P. (2014).  Higher Education is Dead, Long Live Higher Education. Perspectives: Alliance for Community College Excellence. Summer 2014, 1-4.
Brower, A. M. (2014).  UW Colleges and UW Extension: The UW Flexible Option. The Wisconsin Counties Association Journal. July 2014,
Reilly, K., Brower A. M., & Karoff R. (2013).  Who says higher education can’t be agile? The University of Wisconsin System’s Flexible Option. State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) Newsletter. October 2013,
Soldner, M., Inkelas K. K., & Brower A. M. (2011).  Learning Communities. (Salakind, N J, Ed.).Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology.
Brower, A. M., Keyton J., & Moreland R. L. (2010).  The Way We Were. Small Group Research. 41(1), 85 - 90.

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