Daniel Bowen earned his Ph.D in Education Policy from the University of Arkansas in 2013. He joined the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development at Texas A&M University in 2015 and is a Research Affiliate of Rice University's Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC). Dr. Bowen teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in program evaluation and applied quantitative research methods in education and human resource development. His research examines the value of (what have been traditionally referred to as) "non-core" subjects and school-sponsored, culturally-enriching activities through experimental and quasi-experimental research methods. Dr. Bowen currently serves as the Principal Investigator of Houston's Arts Access Initiative, an HISD-wide policy that aims to increase the availability of arts educational learning opportunities and resources for students from historically underserved populations. He has received over $150,000 in external research funding from the Spencer Foundation and the Houston Endowment to support these research efforts. He has written 12 peer-reviewed journal articles, a book chapter, and numerous articles, reviews, and reports through various media.
Experimental research design
"Non-core," school-sponsored enrichment and extra-curricular activities (e.g.., field trips, the arts)
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*
1. Ritter, G. W., Jensen, N. C., Kisida, B., & Bowen, D. H. (2016). “Urban School Choice and Integration: The Effect of Charter Schools in Little Rock.” Education and Urban Society, 48(6), 535-555. Scopus CiteScore – 0.68 (59th percentile for Urban Studies); SJR – 0.38; citations – 7
2. Egalite, A. J., Bowen, D. H., & Trivitt, J. R. (2015). "Do teacher-coaches make the cut? The effectiveness of athletic coaches as math and reading teachers." Education Policy Analysis Archives, 23(54)
3. Bowen, D. H., Buck, S., Deck, C., Mills, J. N., & Shuls, J. V. (2015). "Risky Business: An Analysis of Teacher Risk Preferences." Education Economics, 23(4), 470-480
* Publication was joint-authored with students
College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)
Improving Educational and Social Opportunities with School-Community Partnerships: An Experimental and Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Houston's Arts Access Initiative. (PI)
Spencer Foundation (Private)
2016/04/01 - 2018/01/31
Total Funding: 49,566.
Linda F. and Robert A. Lacey '60 Faculty Fellowship. (PI)
Texas A&M Foundation (Private)
2015/09/01 - 2018/08/31
Total Funding: 12,000.
College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Former)
Catapult Round 1 - Influencing Policymakers (Funded amount $22,000). (PI)
TAMU College of Education & Human Development (State)
2016/02/01 - 2016/12/31
Total Funding: 0.
Intervening to Reduce Educational Underperformance in Houston and America: A Test of a Growth Mindset in Probability Samples. (PI)
University of Texas at Austin - Houston Endowment, Inc. (Private)
2015/07/01 - 2017/01/31
Total Funding: 99,398.