Specialization: Higher education faculty; higher education law; organization and governance
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Dr. Bowden has extensive management experience as a former executive in industry and approximately 25 years’ experience as an administrator and professor in higher education. He received his doctorate from the University of Denver. As a faculty member his extensive domestic and international teaching, research, and publications include such topics as the professoriate, assessment, adult learners, military student research, college teaching, student services, organizational development and behavior, and Hispanic higher education. He is the co-founding editor and consulting editor of the Journal of Hispanic Higher Education. He also serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and Studies in Higher Education.
As an author, his accomplishments include the novel Chasing Echoes and a chapter in the text From Shanghai to Mumbai: Cases for Asian Studies. With his guidance graduate students have submitted and published articles in major journals. Other accomplishments include grant writing, which has brought in over $2 million in funding. He is a Co-PI for the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate for the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program. He serves as the chair of the Institutional Review Board for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
His work includes nominated for Grawemeyer Award in Education for the development of the Campus Community Index with Dr. Gloria Davila. He has been recognized for the Emerald Literati Network, 2013 Award for Excellence. Highly Commended Award Winner for the publication: The rise of contingent faculty: Its impact on the professoriate and higher education, published in Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education; Distinguished Research Award for Students’ rights: A conceptual framework for postsecondary student academic freedom; Linking Premise to Practice: An Instructional Theory-Strategy Model Approach. Research paper voted by colleagues as “Best Paper in Teaching and Learning” at the Clute Institute for Academic Research; Scholarship reconsidered: Reconsidered. Research paper voted by colleagues as “Best Paper in Teaching and Learning” at the Clute Institute for Academic Research; Managing Conflict: The Development of the Conflict Tension Reduction Model. Research paper voted by colleagues as “Best Paper in Management” at the International Business & Economics Research Conference 2002; and Measuring organizational effectiveness: The role of the “Organizational Community Index.” Research paper voted by colleagues as “Best Paper in Management” at the International Business & Economics Research Conference 2001.