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Special Assistant to the Provost for Inclusion and Diversity

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Special Assistant to the Provost for Inclusion and Diversity


TO:                     Faculty, Staff, and Current Students

FROM:               Dr. Gene Bourgeois

                           Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

SUBJECT:           Special Assistant to the Provost for Inclusion and Diversity

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Scott Bowman as the university’s special assistant to the provost for inclusion and diversity. His appointment begins on July 1, 2018.

Dr. Bowman earned two bachelor’s degrees in psychology and justice studies, as well as a master’s degree and Ph.D. in justice studies, all from Arizona State University. He joined the School of Criminal Justice at Texas State University in 2006, began as a tenure-track assistant professor in 2007, and earned tenure and promotion in 2013. Dr. Bowman has held several positions on campus including faculty senator for the College of Applied Arts (2015-2018), coordinator of the master of science in criminal justice degree program, and co-chair for the annual Qualitative Research Conference. He has published two edited books, several book chapters, and many articles in peer-reviewed journals, including those in Criminal Justice Policy Review, Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology, and Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. His research areas include juvenile justice, youth development, and race/ethnicity and class in the criminal justice system.

Dr. Bowman is a regular participant in programs, activities, and dialogues on diversity, inclusion, and social justice at Texas State. He regularly serves as a facilitator for the annual Equality University program, facilitated the diversity and inclusion training for the University Police Department, and routinely presents at the Multicultural Curriculum Transformation and Research Institute. Most recently, Dr. Bowman assisted in developing and presenting a faculty development program on diversity and inclusion in hiring and teaching entitled, “Fostering a Campus of Inclusion and Respect,” and served as co-presenter for the “Diversity and Inclusion: Campus and Class” session of the Program for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship program for first-year faculty. Finally, he is an invited discussant on issues pertaining to diversity and inclusion, including programs of the School of Criminal Justice, the Department of Philosophy, Alkek Library, the College of Education, and division of Student Affairs.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Bowman on his appointment as special assistant to the provost for inclusion and diversity.