William M Bowen (Bill), Ph.D.
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 Title: Professor
Professor of Public Administration and Urban Studies
 Dept: Urban Studies
 Office: UR 219
 Phone: 216-687-9226
 Email: W.BOWEN@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. UR 219, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
regional economic development, energy policy, environmental issues, empirical, research methods, analysis, urban, modeling, regional systems
 
Education:
B.A., Zoology and Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1977
Masters equivalent, Military Logistics, Naval Supply Corps School, 1979
Masters degree, Public Administration, College of Charleston/University of South Carolina, 1982
Ph.D., Regional Analysis and Planning, Indiana University at Bloomington, 1990
 
Brief Bio:
William M. Bowen was born in Cleveland and raised in Florida.  After graduating from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill he was commissioned as a Supply Officer in the United States Navy.  While on shore duty he entered into a Master of Public Administration program and found that he loved doing research and teaching.  He currently serves as Professor of Urban Studies and Public Policy in the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University.  His research and teaching interests are in research-based decision-making and problem solving in regional analysis and planning, especially in relation to economic development, energy policy, and environmental issues.  His recent research The Journal of Urban Management, Economic Development Quarterly, Biodemography and Social Biology, The Journal of Urbanism, The Journal of Urban Affairs, and the Annals of Regional Science. When he is not engaged in scholarship, he spends his time in various leadership roles in the Boy Scouts of America.  He is also the lead guitar player for a local classic rock and blues band.
 
Honors and Awards:
Cleveland State University Distinguished Faculty Award for Service, 2009.

Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship, 2005 (for The Chief Purpose of Universities: Academic Discourse and the Diversity of Ideas).

Outstanding Teacher: Cleveland State University, 2000.

The Japan Seminar Participant: Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2000.

Visiting Scholar: National Sun-Yat Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, awarded by the National Science Council of Taiwan, 1993-1994

Elected to Pi Alpha Alpha, The National Honor Society For Public Affairs and Administration, 1993

Young Investigators in the Field of Energy, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, 1992 - 1993

1st Place, Regional Science Association International Dissertation Competition, 1990. The Nuclear Waste Site Selection Decision: A Comparison of Decision-Aiding Models.

Graduate Student Teacher of the Year, School of Public And Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 1989-1990.
 
Research Interests:
Research-based decision-making and problem solving in regional analysis and planning, especially in relation to economic development, energy technology and policy, and environmental issues.
 
Teaching Areas:
Research Methods and Statistics

Econometrics (800 level)
Seminar in Spatial Data Analysis (800 level)
Multivariate Statistical Analysis (800 level)
Empirical Research Methods (800 level)
Elementary Statistics (600 level)
Philosophy of Science and Society (600 level)
Urban Data Analysis (400 level)

Public Administration and Environmental Policy

Introduction to Public Administration  (600 level)
Environmental Policy and Administration (600 level)

Geography, Planning, Economic Development

Economic Development Seminar (800 level)
Urban Spatial Structure   (600 level)
The Planning Process  (500 level)
Japanese Politics, Business and Economic Geography (400 level)
Urban Development and Planning  (300 level)
Urban Structures and Policies (200 level)
Urban Geography (200 level)
Weather and Climate  (100 level)
Physical Geography  (100 level)

Other

Scientific Knowledge, Risk, and Decision-Making (700 level)
 
Professional Affiliations:
American Society for Public Administration, 1981 - present (President, Northeast Ohio Chapter, 1996-1997)

Association of American Geographers, 1985 - present

The Regional Science Association International, 1987 - present
 
Professional Experience:
U.S. Navy Supply Corps 1979 - 1983
 
University Service:
A. College and University

CSU Academic Steering Committee, 2012 ¿ present
CSU Faculty Senate, 2011 - present
MGLCUA Personnel Review Committee, 2010 - present
CSU Graduate Admissions and Standards Committee, 2009-present
CSU Planning and Budget Advisory Committee, 2009-present
Faculty Senate Budget and Finance Committee, 2009 ¿ present
President¿s Budget Task Force, 2011 - 2012
Community Development and Economic Development Faculty Search
Committees (Chair), 2010 - 2011
University Personnel Review Committee, 2010 ¿ 2011 (Chair)
Dean College of Urban Affairs Search Committee, 2009
Public Administration Faculty Search Committee, 2009
College of Graduate Studies Dean Search Committee, 2008
Ad Hoc Task Force on Graduate Assistants, 2008-2009
CSU Graduate Council, 2004 ¿ 2009
CSU Faculty Senate 1998 ¿ 2002, 2004 ¿ 2009, 2011 - present   [President, 2000-2002}
Learning Alliance Campus Roundtable: Engagement and Excellence in Health and Civic
Life (Pew Roundtable), (2008)
CSU Ad Hoc Task Force on Graduate Assistants (2007-2008)
Fenn College Financial Stability Task Force, [Chair, 2007]
CSU University Curriculum Committee (2002 ¿ 2004)
CSU Board of Trustees, Faculty Representative (2000-2002)
Ohio Faculty Council (2000 ¿ 2002)
CSU Presidential Search Committee (2001 ¿ 2002)
CSU Petitions Committee (1992 ¿ 2000)

B. Professional

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Urban Management, 2010 ¿ present
Associate Editor, International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, 2007 ¿ present
Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Environmental Management and Technology, 2001 ¿ present
American Editor, International Journal of Global Environmental Issues (2001 ¿ 2007)
Secretary/Treasurer, Program for Public Programs and Processes, Institute For Operations Research and Management Science, 1996 ¿ 2000

C. Community

Member, Board of Trustees, Pepper Pike Civic League (2006 ¿ 2010) (Chair, 2009, 2010)
Member, Board of Trustees, Heights Community Congress (1992 ¿ 1998)
Committee Member, Boy Scouts of America Troop 309 (2000 ¿ present)
 
Professional Service:
Associate Editor, International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, 2008 - present

American Editor, International Journal of Global Environmental Issues (2001 - 2007)

Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Environmental Management and Technology

Secretary/Treasurer, Program for Public Programs and Processes, Institute For Operations Research and Management Science  (1996 - 2000)
 
Community Service:
Pepper Pike Civic League, 2005 - 2011

Heights Community Congress, 1990 - 1999 (Board of Trustees)

Leader: Boy Scouts of America , 1996 - present