Donald Brown is professor emeritus of psychology at Centre College, where he has taught since 1973. He has special expertise in the concept of motivation and is involved in research on factors affecting motivation in particular categories of individuals including college students, children, and individuals with diabetes.
In 1987, Brown was chosen as Centre’s Hewlett-Melon Faculty Lecturer, and he delivered a series of three lectures evaluating traditional methods of motivation.
Brown involves his students in collaborative research efforts and recently supervised a John C. Young Scholars honors project by Chris Shofner (class of ’97), which evaluated the degree to which role models have an impact on self confidence and success. Brown also collaborated with Kari Selby (class of ’98) on research focusing on cognition and motivation.
Brown holds a B.A. from Kent State University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Wisconsin Madison.
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