Bruce L. Brown
Bruce Leonard Brown was raised in American Fork, Utah, where his great-great-grandfather, educator Leonard E. Harrington, was the first mayor and the first bishop. Bruce has been here ever since, except for service in the Western Canadian Mission and two years earning his PhD at McGill University.
Brother Brown has taught in the Psychology Department since 1968. Besides courses in quantitative methods, history of psychology, psychology of language, and sensation and perception, he has taught linguistics, statistics, and ancient scripture and has lectured for the “Know Your Religion” series and CES Education Weeks. Some of Professor Brown’s awards are the Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Award, the 1985 BYU President’s “Faculty Writing Contest” prize, two NSF Summer Fellowships, and the Psychology Department’s 1998 “Teacher of the Year.”
His publication topics have included quantitative methods, psychoacoustics, language acquisition theory, emotion and speech, statistical methods, and the psychology of reading. Over the years the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Foundation for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education have all funded his research. He is an active consultant and a major supplier of statistical information for libraries.
Brother Brown has served previously as a counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, bishop, and vice president of the Utah National Parks Council, BSA.