Jose Antonio Bowen became Goucher College’s 11th president last July. He comes to Maryland from Texas, where he was the dean of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. His career began at Stanford University. Tom Hall sits down with him in his office at Goucher.
Bowen has also held positions at the University of Southampton, England, Georgetown University in Washington, and Miami University. He holds an undergraduate degree in chemistry, Master’s degrees in both music composition and the humanities, and a PhD in musicology and the humanities. He is an accomplished pianist and composer, who has performed all over the world with some of the biggest names in music. A symphony he composed in 1985 was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and his book, "Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning" won a couple of prestigious awards.