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Gary Bowen, Ph.D. - UNC-Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, NC, US

Gary Bowen, Ph.D. Gary Bowen, Ph.D.

Faculty | UNC-Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC, UNITED STATES

Expertise includes school success; military families; community capacity building; work and family stress

Biography

Gary Bowen, Ph.D. is a Kenan Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Social Work. Bowen’s areas of expertise include school success; military families; community capacity building; work, family, and community linkages; family stress, coping, and social support; adolescent resiliency; and evaluation research. He co-directs the School Success Profile project in the School of Social Work. He was named a National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) Fellow in 2001 for his enduring contributions to the field of family studies through a career of teaching, scholarship, outreach, professional service and leadership. He served as president of NCFR from 2009-2011. Bowen has published extensively on the social environmental antecedents of school engagement and academic success of middle and high school students, as well as on the nature of the work and family interface in the U.S. military. He is currently working on a joint, Department of Defense-sponsored project with the University of Georgia on implementing a community capacity building project directed at providing support initiatives for military members and their families through mobilizing communities.

Industry Expertise (6)

Health and Wellness Education/Learning Military Social Services Training and Development Program Development

Areas of Expertise (8)

Military Families Military Life Academic Success of Middle and High School Students Social Work with Families Crime and Violence in Schools Work and Family Linkages Community Capacity Building Performance Driven Management

Accomplishments (5)

Kenan Distinguished Professor (professional)

University of North Carolina

Fellow (professional)

The Society for Social Work and Research

Former President (professional)

National Council on Family Relations

Fellow (professional)

National Council on Family Relations

Numerous Professional and Academic Awards (professional)

Dr. Bowen has received numerous awards in his distinguished academic career.

Education (2)

University of North Carolina at Greensboro: Ph.D., Family Relations/Child Development

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: MSW, Social Work, Mental Health

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