José Antonio Bowen, PhD

President Bowen, the 11th President of Goucher College, is a distinguished scholar and educator with a multifaceted career spanning music, academia, and administration. A prolific jazz performer and composer, he has also held leadership positions at institutions like Georgetown University and Miami University. Recognized for his innovative approach to teaching and use of technology in the classroom, President Bowen is the author of the award-winning book “Teaching Naked” and is currently working on a comprehensive vision for integrating campus life with advanced classrooms. With a Stanford background and international recognition, he has made substantial contributions to music scholarship, education, and administration.