Bowen Marshall

Executive Director, Teaching and Coaching

“Looking at the past must only be a means of understanding more clearly what and who they are so that they can more wisely build the future.” ― Paulo Freire

Biography

Bowen Marshall, PhD, serves our clients as GG+A’s Executive Director for Teaching and Coaching. He has extensive experience in one-on-one coaching, teaching and facilitation, curriculum development, strategic planning and consultation, program direction and management, and outreach and engagement in higher education.

Bowen works closely with our consultants to ensure that educational materials are up to date with the most recent research in fundraising and development and backed by best practices in adult education.

Bowen is has been actively involved on projects focused on the process of new fundraiser learning and development, predictive tools for hiring that accurately assess future fundraising performance, organizational responsiveness to donor needs, best practices in major gifts relationship, and equity and inclusion issues in the field of advancement.

Prior to his role at GG+A, Bowen worked at Ohio State for eight years. Most recently, he served in the Senior Vice President’s Office as the Associate Director for Strategic Partnerships for the Office of Student Life & as the University’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Liaison. In this role, he oversaw division wide-strategic programming for the division’s 6,600 professional, graduate, and student staff, served as an internal consultant to the divisions 40+ department and functional areas concerning HR and equity and access issues, and was the point person for all student issues around DACA across the University.

Bowen earned his Doctorate of Philosophy in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University where his research focused on the co-development of personal and professional identities in diversity professionals. He holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health from OSU and a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Kansas. Bowen was a Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio.

  • Bucknell University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • IESE Business School
  • Kenyon College
  • Kutztown University
  • Macquarie University Health
  • New England Conservatory of Music
  • North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
  • Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  • Scripps College
  • The University of Toledo
  • University of Toronto
  • University of the Arctic

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