Don Bower, PhD

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

Professor Emeritus and Extension Specialist

Address:
332 Hoke Smith Annex
300 Carlton St.
Athens, GA 30602

E-Mail:

workOffice Phone: 706-542-7566

Alternate Phone: 7065401166

Fax: 7065421799

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
PhD Family Policy Analysis University of Georgia 1989
MS Child and Family Development University of Arizona 1975
BA Family Sociology Denison University 1974

Research

Dr. Bower's research focuses on the effectiveness and impact of a variety of community-based educational outreach initiatives.  In particular, these include parenting education, adolescent development, gerontology, and childhood injury prevention.

Teaching

As emeritus faculty, Dr. Bower provides regular guest lectures in a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses.

Outreach

Dr. Bower's outreach education is largely supported by various sources of grant support, including programming in parenting education, military families and childhood injury prevention.  He also provides regular in-service education for Extension faculty and workshops for community groups and other professionals.

Areas of Expertise

Parenting education, positive youth development, childhood injury prevention, gerontology, family policy.

Prior Professional Positions

Organization / Department Title Years of Service
University of Georgia/College of Family and Consumer Sciences Professor and Head, Child and Family Development, and Human Development Specialist, Cooperative Extension Service 2005-2008
University of Georgia/College of Family and Consumer Sciences Professor, Child and Family Development, and Human Development Specialist, Cooperative Extension Service 2003-2005
University of Georgia/College of Family and Consumer Sciences Associate Professor, Child and Family Development, and Human Development Specialist, Cooperative Extension Service 1996-2003

Awards

Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Career Distinguished Service Award Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service - US Department of Agriculture 2008
Safety Champion Award National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, US Department of Transportation 2008
Fellow National Council on Family Relations 2003
Walter B. Hill Fellow Award for Excellence in Public Service The University of Georgia 2003
Eugene Sander Lifetime Achievement Award The University of Arizona 2014
Distinguished Service Award American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 2016

Journal Articles

DeBord, K., Bower, D., Goddard, W., Wilkins, J., Kobbe, A., Myers-Walls, J., Mulroy, M. & Ozretich, R. (2006).  A professional guide for parenting educators: The National Extension Parenting Educators’ Framework.  Journal of Extension, 44 (3).  Available at http://www.joe.org/joe/2006june/a8.shtml

Bower, D. (2001). Soul shaping borne of personal experience,  Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 93 (3), 20.

Bower, D. (1999).  What works: Research on effective programming in adolescent sexuality, pregnancy and parenting.  National Extension Network for Health, Bridge for Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting and Sexuality.  Available at http://www.nnh.org/products/whatworks2.htm

Bower, D. & Lambert, C. (1998). Teaching to the heart and the mind: Using live theater in family development education.  Forum for Family and Consumer Sciences, 3, 10-13.

Service

Organization Title Year(s) Service Type
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences President 2005-2006 Leadership