Meet Dean Scott C. Brown Associate vice president and dean of students
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 Diamond Honoree, ACPA Emerging Scholar, and both Annuit Coeptis
Emerging Professional and Senior Professional 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.
Dean Brown 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.
Dean Brown currently serves associate vice president and dean of students at Colgate University. He was previously the 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).
Dean Brown has been at Colgate since 2008, and his wife Anne-Marie coaches the figure skating and women's rugby teams at Colgate. They have three odd children.
Dean Brown has authored or co-authored several articles, book chapters and book reviews as listed below.
LaFrance, D. F., Loe, M., & Brown, S. C. (2012). “Yes Means Yes”: A new approach to sexual assault prevention. American Journal of Sexuality Education
, 7, 445-460. PDF
Greene, J. A., & Brown, S. C. (2009). The Wisdom Development Scale: Further validity investigations.International Journal of Aging and Human Development
, 68, 289-300. PDF
Brown, S. C., & Greene, J. A. (2006). The Wisdom Development Scale (WDS): Translating the conceptual to the concrete. Journal of College Student Development, 47
, 1-19. PDF
Brown, S. C. (2004). Where this path may lead: Understanding post-college decision-making. Journal of College Student Development, 45,
Brown, S. C. (2004). Learning across campus: How college facilitates the development of wisdom.Journal of College Student Development, 45
, 134-148. PDF
Brown, S. C., Stevens, R. A., Troiano, P. F., Schneider, M. K. (2002). Exploring complex phenomena: Grounded theory in student affairs research. Journal of College Student Development, 43,
Brown, S. C., & Leavitts, S. (2013). Supervision, suicide, strategic planning, and shenanigans: Life of a dean. In J. Devitis (Ed.) Contemporary colleges and universities: A reader
(pp. 272-279). NY: Peter Lang Publishing. PDF
Brown, S. C. (2009). From person to profile. In S. Marshall (Ed.) More stories of inspiration: 51 uplifting tales of courage, humor, healing, and learning in student affairs
(pp. 108-110). Washington DC: NASPA. PDF
Brown, S. C., & Porterfield, K. (2008). Not taught in graduate school: increasing student affairs’ sphere of influence. In M. Weaver (Ed.): Transformative learning support models in higher education
(pp. 165-180). Abington, UK: Facet Publishing. PDF
Brown, S. C. (2006). Leaving your platform: Grounding lessons on a moving train. In S. Marshall (Ed.)Stories of inspiration: Lessen and laughter in student affairs
(pp. 64-66). Washington DC: NASPA. PDF
Brown, S. C. (1999). The birth of a learning community. In F. Stage & M. Dannells (Eds.) Linking theory to practice: Case studies in student affairs
. (2nd Ed.) 88-91. Philadelphia, PA: Taylor & Francis. PDF
Brown, S. C. (1999, March/April). My day of silence: Saying nothing can be the hardest way to speak out.About Campus 4(1),
Brown, S. C. (2003, July/August). Class ring: When words are not enough. About Campus 8(3),
Brown, S. C. (2006, July/August). Identify yourself: The educator gets educated. About Campus 11(3),
Brown, S. C. (2005, Winter). Coming home for the first time: History, family and university in Malta. Developments, 33(4).
Retrieved March 6, 2006
Engelkemeyer, West, S., & Brown, S. C. (1998). Powerful partnerships: A shared responsibility for learning. AAHE Bulletin, 51(2),
Tatum, B. D., Calhoun, W. R., Brown, S. C., Ayvazian, A. D. (2000). Implementation strategies for creating a climate of achievement. Liberal Education, 86(2),
Ashworth, D. A., & Brown, S. C. (May, 2009). Career Action Teams (CATs): A structured approach that taps the power of peers. NACE Journal,
Brown, S. C. (December, 2008). Career centers as retail spaces. NACE Journal, 35-40. PDF
Brown, S. C. (Winter, 2006). Educator or entrepreneur? Marketing and other strategies to increase career learning outcomes. NACE Journal, 26-34
Brown, S. C. (Fall, 2003). Career confidential: Confessions of a not-so-new director. Journal of Colleges and Employers, 28-32. PDF
Brown, S. C. (Fall, 2002). Developing students’ multiple identities: How career services practitioners can put theory into practice. Journal of College and Employers, 28-32. PDF
Brown, S. C. (Summer, 2002). A model for wisdom development-and its place in career services.Journal of Colleges and Employers, 29-36
Brown, S. C., Adler, J., Ashworth, D. C., & Chevry, G. (Winter, 2008). What if students listened to everything we said? Designing and implementing a developmental, structured, 4-year career curriculum.NACE Journal. 28-33
Brown, S. C., & Dupont, J. H. (Spring, 2008). Showtime: Career development, customer loyalty and the theatre of transformation. NACE Journal, 45-51
Brown, S. C., & Roseborough, J. (Winter, 2007). They’re just not that into you: Working with disinterested faculty. NACE Journal, 28-32
Brown, S. C. (2005). [Review of the book From student to a career]. Journal of College Student Development, 46,
Brown, S. C. (2004). [Review of the book Learning from supervised practice in student affairs]. Journal of College Student Development, 44,
Brown, S. C. (Summer, 2002). [Review of the book Free to succeed: Designing the job you want in the new free agent economy]. Journal of Colleges and Employers, 9
Brown, S. C. (2010). [Review of the book The career advising handbook]. Journal of College Student Development
, 51, 604-606. PDF