Heather Bower is currently a serving as the Education Department Head and Coordinator of Assessment and teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate education programs. Bower completed her Doctorate and MSA from UNC Chapel Hill and has a background as both a classroom teacher and administrator, having taught grades 7-12 Language Arts and AVID and served as the College Access Programs Coordinator in a large, public school system. In these positions, she taught all levels of students and helped to create, implement, and monitor programs for students in grades 4-12, along with their families and teachers. Bower’s recent research focuses on family involvement and school culture, particularly as it pertains to teacher identity and school reform, and classroom and behavior management.
Ph.D. in Education; Culture, Curriculum, and Change Program at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.S.A; The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A.; English Education; Wittenberg University