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Conference for High-Impact Instructional Practices

East Tennessee State University

Keynote Speaker

CHIIPs welcomes Dr. Jose Antonio Bowen as our Keynote Speaker!

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Dr. Jose Antonio Bowen

José Antonio Bowen has been leading innovation and change for over 35 years at Stanford, Georgetown and in the UK, then as a dean at Miami University and SMU and as president of Goucher College until 2019.

Bowen began as a jazz performer and has appeared on five continents and with Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, BobbyMcFerrin, Dave Brubeck, Liberace, and many others. His compositions include a symphony (nominated for the PulitzerPrize in Music in 1985), and music for Jerry Garcia.

As a scholar, Bowen holds four degrees from Stanford University (in Chemistry, Music, and Humanities), has writtenover 100 scholarly articles, was editor of the Cambridge Companion to Conducting (2003) and an editor of the 6-CDset, Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology (2011). He has a TED Talk on Beethoven as Bill Gates and Stanford honored himas a Distinguished Alumni Scholar in 2010.

Bowen has long been a pioneer in education, classroom design and technology. His work has been featured in The NewYork Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Newsweek, PBS News Hour, and onNPR (an extended media list is here). After a distinguished career in the classroom, with teaching awards including aStanford Centennial Award for Undergraduate Teaching in 1990, he focused on helping others improve student learning and organizational strategy. He has presented hundreds of keynotes and workshops around the world.

His book Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning(Jossey-Bass, 2012) was the winner of the Ness Award for Best Book on Higher Education (2013) from the AmericanAssociation of Colleges and Universities. See or his Teaching Naked TED Talk.

He is an experienced and innovative organizational leader. He removed podiums and fixed computers from classrooms long before others were thinking of mobile or BYOD.  He led Goucher to a new streamlined general education curriculum with a focus on a new 3Rs of Relationships, Resilience and Reflection, and a revitalization of the campus.Goucher has since been recognized as a top college for innovation in the US News and World Report and this work has led to a new book: A New 3Rs: Using Behavioral Science to Prepare Students for a New Learning Economy (JohnsHopkins University Press, due 2020). After thirty-five years of innovation leadership, he received the Ernest L. BoyerAward (for significant contributions to American higher education) from the New American Colleges and Universitiesin January 2018.

He has served on many boards is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) in England and is currently a Senior Fellow at the Association of American of Colleges and Universities.



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