##### Teaching Statement

I care a lot about the quality of my teaching and my students’ learning experience. In 2011, I wrote a book in which I described the best practices in college teaching. The book was written in French and has been translated into German, Spanish, and Portuguese. I have also given numerous workshops and presentations on effective teaching methods for adult learners. My workshops last between 3 hours and 3 days, and we cover topics like class preparation, writing a syllabus, teaching a large lecture class, teaching a seminar or lab, measuring students’ knowledge, student-professor rapport, student motivation, improving one’s teaching, and time management. I am convinced that four elements are essential for effective teaching:

(1) A good rapport between students and professor,

(2) A good syllabus and a clear structure,

(3) Pedagogic methods that integrate active learning, i.e., exercises in which the students participate actively in the learning process, and

(4) A teaching style that takes into account the attentional capacities of the average 20 year-old student.

I am a big fan of student-centered learning that focuses on students’ needs, desires, and capacities rather than the professor’s preferences. My goal is to make every one of my classes better than the previous one. I am extremely grateful to students who give me feedback about my teaching and make suggestions on how I can improve my classes.

##### Teaching Books

Brauer, M. (2014). An der Hochschule lehren: Praktische Ratschläge, Tricks und Lehrmethoden [Teaching at the university: Practical advice, suggestions, pedagogic methods]. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag. Get the book in German here.

Brauer, M. (2013). Enseñar en la Universidad: Consejos prácticos, destrezas y métodos pedagógicos [Teaching at the university: Practical advice, suggestions, pedagogic methods]. Madrid, Spain: Pirámide. Get the book in Spanish here.

Brauer, M. (2012). Ensinar na universidade: conceitos práticos, dicas, métodos pedagógicos [Teaching at the university: Practical advice, suggestions, pedagogic methods]. São Paolo, Brazil: Parábola. Get the book in Portuguese here.

Brauer, M. (2011). Enseigner à l’université : Conseils pratiques, astuces, méthodes pédagogiques [Teaching at the university: Practical advice, suggestions, pedagogic methods]. Paris, France: Armand Colin. Get the book in French here.

Classes

2011-Present: University of Wisconsin-Madison

2007-2011: Université de Clermont-Ferrand

2006-2007: University of Wisconsin-Madison

1997-2006: Université de Clermont-Ferrand

1994-1997: Universität Konstanz

2000-Present: Workshops

**2011-Present: University of Wisconsin-Madison**

*Statistical Analysis of Psychological Experiments*(PSYCH 610/710). Graduate level. [610 Syllabus, 710 Syllabus]*Structural Equation Modeling.*Graduate level. [711 Syllabus]*Designing and Testing Social Interventions*(PSYCH 411). Undergraduate level. [411 Syllabus]

**2007-2011: Université de Clermont-Ferrand**

*Organizational Behavior.*Undergraduate level.*Methodology, Data Analysis, and SPSS I.*Graduate level*Methodology, Data Analysis, and SPSS II.*Graduate level*Key Readings in Social Psychology.*Graduate level*Séminaire professionnel [Professional seminar].*Graduate level

**1997-2006: Université de Clermont-Ferrand**

*Méthodologie, analyse de données et SPSS [Methodology, Data Analysis, and SPSS]*. Graduate level*La cognition sociale [Social cognition].*Graduate level*La causalité: Les relations de cause à effet dans les sciences sociales et humaines [Causality: Cause and Effect in the Social and Human Sciences].*Graduate level*L’influence sociale et la modification des comportements [Social Influence and the Modification of Behavior].*Graduate level*L’enseignement à l’université [College Teaching]*. Graduate level*Les penseurs clé en psychologie [Key Thinkers in Psychology].*Graduate level*Séminaire professionnel [Professional Seminar].*Graduate level

**1994-1997: Universität Konstanz**

*Soziale Kognition [Social Cognition]:*Sophomore level*Extreme Einstellungen [Extreme Attitudes]:*Senior level*Intime Beziehungen [Intimate Relationships]:*Sophomore level*Experimentelle et quasi-experimentelle Designs [Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs]:*Graduate level*Sozialpsychologie [Social Psychology]:*Introductory lecture for first year students*Sozialpsychologische Forschung [Research in Social Psychology]:*Seminar for honor’s students and graduate students*Die wichtigsten Beiträge der Sozialpsychologie in den letzten 10 Jahren [The Most Important Contributions to Social Psychology in the last 10 Years]:*Sophomore level*Kommunikation und soziale Interaktion [Communication and Social Interaction]:*Sophomore level*Feldstudien: Planung, Ausführung und Datenanalyse [Field Studies: Planification, Execution, and Data Analyses]:*Graduate level

**2000-Present: Workshops**

*Racial Prejudice Workshop.*Workshop taught for the Environmental Organizations Equity Working Group and Sustain Dane, Madison, WI, February 2016.*Reducing Racism and Prejudice: What works?*Workshop given at the Madison Central Library, Madison, WI, February 2016, 2h.*Reducing Racism and Prejudice: What works?*Workshop given at the YWCA Racial Justice Summit, Madison, WI, September 2015, 3h.*Introduction to Linear Mixed-Effects Models.*Workshop given at the Universidad de Granada, Spain, April 2014, 3h.*How to effectively reduce prejudice and discrimination.*Workshop given at the Kenosha County Department of Health, Kenosha, WI, November 2013, 3h.*How to improve your effectiveness as a university teacher.*Workshop given at the Université de Lorraine, Nancy, March 2013, 3h.*How to improve your effectiveness as a university teacher.*Workshop given at the School of Education, Université de Clermont-Ferrand, France, March 2013, 15h.*L’analyse des trajets et la modélisation par equations structurales [Path analysis and structural equation modeling].*Workshop given at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Graduate and postgraduate level, February 2011, 25h.*Intimate relationships.*Workshop given at the University of Granada, graduate and postgraduate level, May 2009, 6h.*Mediation and moderated mediation.*Workshop given at the University of Granada, graduate and postgraduate level, May 2009, 6h.*Leadership in Organizations.*Workshop given at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Clermont-Ferrand. Undergraduate level, March 2009, 18h.*L’analyse des trajets et la modélisation par equations structurales [Path analysis and structural equation modeling].*Workshop given at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. Graduate and postgraduate level, January 2009, 25h.*Data Analysis: Mediation and Moderation.*Workshop given at the “Graduate Institute of Applied Psychology” in Lisbon, Portugal. Graduate and postgraduate level, October 2008, 10h.*Le role de l’élu dans la lutte contre les incivilités. [The role of elected representatives in the the fight against incivilities].*Workshop given at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Police, Lyon. The participants were mayors and members of municipal councils. September 2008, 4h.*Behavior Modification.*Workshop given at the University of Granada. Graduate and postgraduate level, March 2008, 6h.*Social Power.*Workshop given at the University of Granada. Graduate and postgraduate level, March 2008, 6h.*The use of contrasts in data analysis.*Workshop given at Emory University, USA. Graduate and postgraduate level, April 2007, 3h.- E
*nseigner la psychologie [Teaching psychology].*Workshop given at the University of Clermont-Ferrand. Graduate and postgraduate level, June 2006, 18h. *L’utilisation des contrastes dans l’analyse de variance [The use of contrasts in analysis of variance].*Workshop given at the University of Clermont-Ferrand. Graduate and postgraduate level, June 2005, 18h.*Enseigner à l’université [College teaching].*Workshops given at the University of Clermont-Ferrand. Graduate and postgraduate level, February 2005, March 2005, February 2006; March 2006; 4 x 18h.*L’analyse des trajets et la modélisation par equations structurales [Path analysis and structural equation modeling].*Workshops given at the University of Clermont-Ferrand. Graduate and postgraduate level, June 2004, July 2004, June 2005; 3 x 18h.*L’analyse de régression simple et multiple [Simple and multiple regression analysis].*Workshops given at the University of Clermont-Ferrand. Graduate and postgraduate level, June 2004, July 2004; 2 x 18h.*Méthodologie de la Recherche Appliquée [Methodology of applied research].*Workshop given at the University of Clermont-Ferrand. Graduate and postgraduate level, September 2003, 18h.*L’analyse de régression simple et multiple [Simple and multiple regression analysis]*. Workshop given at the University of Rennes. Graduate and postgraduate level, April 2003, 18h.*L’analyse de données pour les étudiants en 3e cycle [Data analysis for graduate students].*Workshop given at the René Descartes University in Paris. Graduate level, June 2002, 18h.*Die Benutzung von Kontrasten für den Test spezifischer Hypothesen [The use of contrasts for the tests of specific hypotheses].*Workshop given at the University of Jena, Germany. Graduate level, April 2002, 3h.*Modèles avancés d’analyses de données: Etablir des relations causales dans la recherche en psychologie [Advanced data analysis models: How to establish causal relationships in psychological research].*Workshop given at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Graduate level, December 2001, March 2002, and June 2002, 45h total.*Les techniques statistiques avancées dans la recherche comportementale [Advanced statistical techniques in behavioral research].*Workshop given at the René Descartes University in Paris. Graduate level, December 2000, 12h.*Group perception and social cognition.*Workshop given in collaboration with Patricia Devine During the EAESP Summer School 2000 in Clermont-Ferrand. Graduate level, July 2000, 75h.