This week I spoke with Brain Bowman Assistant Professor of Communication Studies here at Campbell!
What made you decide to work at Campbell?
“Campbell has an outstanding reputation, and I’m grateful to be here. I was an undergraduate student here years ago, and the experience changed my life. Campbell professors helped me learn about responsibility, reliability, and academic rigor – all in a Christian setting. A few years ago, I learned of the opportunity to return to the Creek and jumped at the chance. Today, I do my best to “pour into” my students the same way my professors did with me. In addition to helping students learn critical thinking and marketable skills, I want them to know they are cared for and appreciated during this important time in their lives.”
What is your favorite thing(s) about Campbell?
“Easy answer: the students. Campbell students are some of the most thoughtful, caring, and polite people you’ll meet anywhere. You can feel a change in the energy on campus as soon as they return each semester. I genuinely like spending time with them and enjoy seeing them move on to bigger and better things after graduation.”
Any accomplishments or something(s) you’re proud to have accomplished while here at Campbell?
“Some of our original collaborative research was honored as a “top paper” at a regional conference in 2020. The team effort also included Dr. J. Dean Farmer, Communication Studies Chair, and Professor Greg Viken. We analyzed and evaluated the presence of on-air journalists working in large, medium, and small TV markets. To put it simply, we wanted to see if there were any interesting trends with regards to who was in the studio and who was out in the field during the early days of the pandemic. I was also grateful to receive the 2020 Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence from the College of Arts and Sciences.”
If you have any questions about Communication Studies or have interest in the department you can find Dr. Bowman in these places:
Office: Lundy 259
Office Hours Mondays: 10am-12pm and 1-3pm; Tuesdays: 2-3pm; Wednesdays: 1-2pm
Personal Link https://www.linkedin.com/in/bowmannc/