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Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research
300 Airdale Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-1697
Phone: 610-520-2600
Fax: 610-520-2655

Earl Bowen, Jr.

Earl BowenEarl Bowen, Jr., received his undergraduate degree from Saint Paul’s College, MSW from Temple University. and Ph.D. from the Center for Social Work Education, at Widener University. He teaches the Foundation Practice course at Bryn Mawr in the MSS program. He has taught as an adjunct college professor at Widener University, Center for Social Work Education, and at Temple University, in The School of Social Work and Health Professions. Professor Bowen was adjunct professor at Temple University in the Department of African American Studies where he taught classes on the Black Family and Institutional Racism in America. He worked as a Functional Family Therapist, in the Psychiatry Department at Temple University and as Clinical Supervisor in Functional Family Therapy at Family Service Association of Bucks County. His current research is a qualitative study of African American prostate cancer survivors and the social determinants of health disparities. His research on prostate cancer and African American men was presented at the 2012 NIH Summit on The Science of Eliminating Health Disparities, at the 2013 annual conference of the National Association and Black Social Workers, and at the 2013 annual conference of the Association of Oncology Social Workers in San Diego, CA. During the summer of 2013, he received the Dorothy I. Height scholarship award to attend the 11th Annual Summer course on Disparities in Health in America held at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. His involvement in community service extends over two decades, having served on the Executive Committee of the Philadelphia Alliance of Black Social Workers, President of the Board of Directors, of the Pennsylvania Black United Fund, Councilman of Chalfont Borough, in Chalfont, Pennsylvania, and the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Coalition.


Research and Scholarly Interest: The Lived Experience of African American Prostate Cancer Survivors: Psychosocial-Spiritual Dimensions

Substantive Specialization: The Role of Public Health in Achieving Health Equity: Translating research findings into health promotion efforts.