The Wisdom Page 


  Scott C. Brown, Ph.D.

Dr. Scott C. Brown has been active in higher education through leadership involvement in state associations and national conventions, publications, and presentations on a wide range of topics such as creating powerful learning environments, understanding complex issues of identity, and examining student affairs as a profession.  He has served as the Convention Chair of the 2005 American College Personnel Association (ACPA) National Convention, editorial member of the Journal of College Student Development, and recipient of the Fulbright Seminar Grant (Germany), ACPA Annuit Coeptis (New Professionals) and the ACPA Emerging Scholar awards.

His research on student learning includes Learning Across the Campus:  How College Facilitates the Development of Wisdom, a theory detailing the process of how students integrate what they learn in and out of class and on and off campus, and how they apply what they learn to their lives, which he presented at the Oxford International Roundtable for Senior Academic and Student Affairs Administrators.  He is currently developing the Wisdom Development Scale (WDS) with Jeffrey A. Greene from the University of North Carolina.  He played a significant role in the creation of Powerful Partnerships:  A Shared Responsibility for Learning, a collaborative project between ACPA, American Association for Higher Education (AAHE), and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), to create synergy among all members of the academic community concerned with undergraduate education.

Scott currently serves as Associate Vice President and Dean of Students at Colgate University.  He was most recently Director of the Daniel L. Jones Career Development Center at Mount Holyoke College   and has held previous posts at the University of Maryland (Ph.D.), American Association for Higher Education, Dartmouth College, Semester at Sea, Indiana University (M.S.), and the University of California, Irvine (B.A).