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Welcome to Our New Faculty!

Dr. Alex J. Bowers is an Associate Professor of Education Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Michigan State University. Dr. Bowers' research focuses on the intersection of effective school and district leadership, data driven decision making, student grades and test scores, student persistence and dropouts. His work also considers the influence of school finance and facilities on student achievement. Dr. Bowers is the recipient of multiple awards, including the 2012 American Educational Research Association's (AERA) Emerging Scholar Award for Division A, Administration, the 2012 University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Jack A. Culbertson Award for outstanding early faculty research, and a 2008 AERA outstanding reviewer of the year award for the American Educational Research Journal (AERJ). Dr. Bowers is an editorial board member for the journals Educational Administration Quarterly (EAQ) and the Journal of Education Finance (JEF).