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Milton J. Brawer

Sept. 24, 2010

Dr. Milton J. Brawer, professor emeritus of sociology at Western Michigan University, died Sept. 8 in Kalamazoo. He was 84.

Photo of Milton J. Brawer.Brawer joined the faculty in 1960 and retired in 1995 after 35 years of service. He was acting director of the Center for Social Research in 1968-69 and University ombudsman from 1970 to 1974.

Active in several campus organizations, Brawer also served stints as president of WMU's chapter of the American Association of University Professors and secretary of the Faculty Senate Executive Board. He also was a longtime member of the Social Science Education Consortium and a member of the Alpha Kappa Delta International Honor Society's Sociology Council.

Brower conducted research in the areas of mental health, the occupational mobility of women and the role of the ombudsman in higher education.

He earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard College in 1947 and a doctoral degree from Columbia University in 1965.

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