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David F. Bower

David F. Bower is an assistant professor of teacher education in the College of Education at Ohio University.  His primary program affiliation is Middle Childhood Education.

Dr. Bower joined the faculty at Ohio University in the fall of 2003.  He completed his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership at the University of New Mexico in May 2003.  He received his Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration from UNM in 1996.  He also holds a BA degree in English, Theater Arts, and Education from Grove City College in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Bower was a high school English and drama teacher for twenty years prior to his work as a middle school administrator.  He is a former principal of Roosevelt Middle School in Albuquerque.

His professional affiliations include the National Middle School Association, the Coalition of Essential Schools, and the American Educational Research Association.

Dr. Bower has presented at a variety of conferences including the Coalition of Essential Schools Fall Forum, the NM Administrators Conference on Education, and the 2002 South Australian Middle Schooling Conference.

Research interests include teacher preparation, quality, and leadership; chaos and complexity theory as applied to schools and organizations; and middle childhood education.

He has two sons who live in Albuquerque, NM.