Shari Bowen
Military Leadership WEST POINT
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About Me

 Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Shari Bowen was born in Wilson, NC and enlisted in the Army November of 1996. She transitioned from her enlisted career graduating from Officer Candidate School in 2005 commissioning as a 2LT Quartermaster Officer in the United States Army. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Maryland.  Simultaneous to her diligence as a Logistician, LTC Bowen also completed a Master of Education in Instructional Technology, and a Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership. She most recently completed a Master of Social Psychology from Columbia University, NY as a part of the Eisenhower Leader Development Program. 
 
LTC Bowen is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and teaches Military Leadership (PL300).  

LTC Bowen and her war-veteran husband, Randy served dual military until he was medically retired due to injuries sustained during Objective Curly with 3rd Infantry Division. They have five adult children (Randy Jr. 27, SSG Tiana Bowen 25, Gabriel 23, Aaron 22, Jailah 21) and a 15-year-old son Simon who is a Freshman in High School. The Bowen family has served every community they have lived in, through House of Clay International Ministry, founded by Randy and Shari, as well as their nation with a great sense of honor and pride. 


Degrees
(BA) Bachelor of Arts - 2005

English

University of Maryland

(MA) Master of Arts - 2008

Instructional Technology

american intercontinental university

(MA) Master of Arts - 2021

Social-Organizational Psychology

Teachers College, Columbia University

Doctor of Management (DM) - 2018

Organizational Leadership

University of Phoenix (AZ)


Teaching History
Military Leadership
WEST POINT

Aug 2021 - Current

I teach PL300 (Military Leadership) is a multidisciplinary study of leadership in organizations. Cadets gain a pragmatic understanding of the behavioral, organizational, and sociological sciences, and apply that knowledge to become better leaders, develop better leaders, and make their organizations more effective. A representative list of topics explored includes: leader and leadership development, character and its development, perceptions and biases, decision making, motivation, power and influence, multiple leadership theories, counseling, negotiations, team dynamics, cohesion and group development, conflict management, organizational justice, organizational culture, organizational change, socialization, and leadership in extremis. In addition to applying knowledge of these topics, cadets develop a leadership portfolio which helps refine and inform their personal approach to leading. 


Areas of Specialization
Leadership Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Leadership Presence Educational Leadership Leadership in higher education Department Leadership

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