Currently: Instructional Designer
Responsibilities: Bowie works closely with faculty as they develop courses for online delivery. He trains faculty for best practice for teaching (both online and in the classroom), helps them design assignments to meet the objectives, and he assesses courses once they have been designed.
Accomplishments: Oklahoma Technology Teacher of the Year (2011) Teacher of the Year for Putnam City High School (2011) Putnam City Teacher of Excellence (2011), and a finalist for the Teacher of the Year for the State of Oklahoma until he took his job as the Director of Science Curriculum for the Oklahoma Department of Education and had to drop out of the competition.
In His Words: “Here are the facts: I used to tint windows for a living. I now regularly coach faculty (with terminal degrees) on the best way to teach their subject area. It’s hard to believe the change SNU has affected in my life in 8 short years. I said it earlier, I’ll say it again: SNU has been a huge impact on my life. I used to think, ‘Teaching is the last thing I want to do in life.’ Now it is literally the last thing I want to do because I want to do it for the rest of my life.”