Michael Asher

Position title: Graduate Student Representative

Michael Asher is currently a fifth-year graduate student at UW-Madison, working towards a PhD in social psychology. In his research, Asher uses a mixture of observational work, laboratory experiments, and field experiments (i.e., classroom interventions) to study the factors that facilitate academic motivation. To date, the majority of his work has taken place in the domains of college math and science. Before coming to Wisconsin to pursue his PhD, Asher taught high school math in the South Bronx of New York City. He received a BA in Psychology from Duke University in 2013, and a MSEd from Hunter College in 2015.