Daniel Bowen
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Other Title: Houston Education Research Consortium, Affiliate
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Short Bio
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 $220,000 in external research funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, 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.
Peer-Reviewed Publications
Bowen, D. H. & Mills, J. N. (2017). "Changing the Education Workforce? The Relationships between Teacher Quality, Motivation, and Performance Pay." Teachers College Record, 119(4), 1-32.
Kisida, B., Bowen, D. H., & Greene, J. P. (2016). "Measuring Critical Thinking: Results from an Art Museum Field Trip." Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 9(S1), 171-187.
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.
Bowen, D. H., & Cheng, A. (2016). "Losing My Religion? The Impact of Spiritual Cues on Noncognitive Skills." Journal of Catholic Education, 20(1), 152-176.
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.
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).
Kisida, B., Greene, J. P., & Bowen, D. H. (2014). "Creating Cultural Consumers: The Dynamics of Cultural Capital Acquisition." Sociology of Education, 87(4), 281-295.
Bowen, D. H., Greene, J. P, & Kisida, B. (2014). "Learning to Think Critically: A Visual Art Experiment." Educational Researcher, 43(1), 37-44.
Bowen, D. H. & Trivitt, J. R. (2014). "Stigmas without Vouchers: The (Lack of) Impact of Private School Vouchers on Student Achievement." Education Policy Analysis Archives, 22(87), 1-22.
Greene, J. P., Kisida, B., & Bowen, D. H. (2014). "The Educational Value of Field Trips." Education Next, 14(1), 78-86.
Bowen, D. H. & Greene, J. P. (2012). "Does Athletic Success Come at the Expense of Academic Success?" Journal of Research in Education, 22(2).
Bowen, D. H. (2011). "The Tradeoffs of School Choice Regulations." Journal of Education Policy, Planning, and Administration, 1(1), 18-30.
Research Interests
Education policy
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. Bowen, D. H., & Cheng, A. (2016). “Losing My Religion? The Impact of Spiritual Cues on Noncognitive Skills.” Journal of Catholic Education, 20(1), 152-176

2. Kisida, B., Bowen, D. H., & Greene, J. P. (2016). "Measuring Critical Thinking: Results from an Art Museum Field Trip." Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 9(S1), 171-187. Scopus CiteScore – 1.75

3. 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

4. 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)

5. 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)

6. 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
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

An Experimental Investigation of Houston's Arts Access Initiative on Students' Arts and Academic Outcomes. (PI)
National Endowment for the Arts (Federal)
2017/09/01 - 2019/08/31
Total Funding: 90,000.

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.
Theory of Educational Human Resource Development, EHRD 690
Courses Taught
EAHR Faculty   |   EAHR Staff