Phillip J. Bowman

Professor; Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research

Contact

734-647-8394

Location

Room 2117 G
610 E. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1259
 

Phillip J. Bowman is a Professor of Higher Education at the University of Michigan where he is also Director of the Diversity Research and Policy Program (DRPP) and Faculty Associate at the Institute for Social Research.  DRPP was launched in 2008 with funding from the National Institutes of Health while Bowman was Founding Director of the National Center for Institutional Diversity (2006-2013), a national think-tank for bridging innovative scholarship with policy-relevant social change.  Since 2013, the DRPP priorities have continued to evolve through strategic alliances between the School of Education, Institute for Social Research and other stakeholders at UM and beyond.  As a theoretical and applied social psychologist, Bowman’s scholarship focuses on higher education, racial/ethnic diversity, and related public policy issues (e.g. workforce inequalities, urban family poverty, health disparities and social justice); he has a growing interest in multilevel strengths-based intervention strategies to reduce inequalities, disparities and opportunity gaps.  Professor Bowman teaches several related courses including Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Higher Education; Diversity, Merit and Higher Education; and Strengths-Based STEM Pipeline Interventions.

Prior to 2006, Bowman served as Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy with the University of Illinois at Chicago and also as a Professor in Psychology, African American Studies and Educational Policy Studies with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At Northwestern University for a decade, Professor Bowman held numerous leadership roles as Professor of Education, Human Development, Social Policy and African American Studies including Faculty Fellow with the Institute for Policy Research, Faculty Affiliate with the Joint Center for Poverty Research, Co-Coordinator of the Spencer Training Grant in Education and Social Policy, Director of the Summer Academic Workshop, Director of the Social-Behavioral Science Scholars Program, Chair of the Graduate Program in Counseling Psychology, and Chair of the Department of African American Studies. He has been a Rockefeller and Senior Ford Postdoctoral Fellow and serves as a national and international consultant on policy-relevant diversity issues.  His research has been supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Spencer Foundation, state agencies, and several federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. Bowman received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan where he began his professional career as an Assistant Research Scientist at the Institute for Social Research and Assistant Professor in Psychology and Afroamerican and African Studies.
 

Courses

Number Course Name Location Days
EDUC 471
Topics in Higher and Postsecondary Education

An introductory seminar focused on current issues and topics in higher education.  Accordingly, the topic and instructor may vary each time the seminar is offered. This seminar is primarily targeted for upper-division undergraduates and master’s level graduate students.

This listing of courses and materials may not be complete. Please send any questions about offerings to the Office of Student Affairs (ask.soe@umich.edu)

EDUC 760
Access and Equity in Higher Education

Prerequisites: none
 
This course introduces individuals to the research, theoretical, and practical issues surrounding access to college and equity in higher education institutions. It specifically addresses access and equity issues related to racial/ethnic minority groups and socioeconomic status. Major themes include: college choice, affirmative action, community colleges, financial aid, and access to the professoriate.
 
This listing of courses and materials may not be complete. Please send any questions about offerings to the Office of Student Affairs (ask.soe@umich.edu)
 

EDUC 873
Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Higher Education

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
 
Provides a view of the sociological and psychological issues affecting African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos/as (Hispanics), Native Americans, and women in higher education. Topics include the racial and gender stratification of the higher education system and the emergence of institutions that serve special populations, a critical review of research on minority and women’s achievement, research on women and minority faculty, campus race relations, and controversies in the policies and discourse regarding cultural diversity.
 
This listing of courses and materials may not be complete. Please send any questions about offerings to the Office of Student Affairs (ask.soe@umich.edu)

EDUC 771
Topics in Higher and Postsecondary Education

Explores new topic areas, which may vary each time the seminar is offered, according to mutual interest of a limited number of students with one or more faculty members. Often the seminar is generated by a group of interested students and the resulting material is incorporated into existing courses or leads to development of new courses.
 
This listing of courses and materials may not be complete. Please send any questions about offerings to the Office of Student Affairs (ask.soe@umich.edu)

May be elected more than once.

Grants

Award Start Date
Oct 01, 2018
Award End Date
Aug 31, 2019
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Oct 01, 2018
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Aug 31, 2019
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Aug 01, 2016
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Aug 01, 2017
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Feb 01, 2005
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Jan 01, 2006
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Feb 01, 2004
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Jan 01, 2008
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Feb 01, 2004
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Jan 01, 2006
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Feb 01, 2003
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Jan 01, 2005
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Feb 01, 2002
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Jan 01, 2005
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Feb 01, 2001
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Jan 01, 2006
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Feb 01, 2000
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Jan 01, 2003