As Advising Coordinator, Dr. Bowman functions as a conduit between faculty and students and supporting the efforts of Trinity's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Starting Strong. She develops advising tools, degree plans, checklists, workshops, and adviser training for faculty. By informing and empowering students, she enables more compelling and holistic advising sessions to occur. Dr. Bowman develops strategic initiatives to promote student success and student retention within the Academic Affairs unit.
Originally from Nancy, France, Dr. Bowman and her grandmother moved to the U.S. in the summer of 1985. She subsequently attended the University of Texas at San Antonio where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in English (1997), her Master’s Degree in English (2000), and her Doctorate in English (with a focus in comparative literature by women) (2010), all the while being the primary caretaker to her beloved grandmother.
In addition to being an Academic Adviser for 15 years, Dr. Bowman has taught undergraduate courses in English, Humanities, and Women’s Studies for more than a decade; courses taught include “Body Narratives in American Film,” “The Modern World,” “The Romantic Age,” “Medieval World,” “Introduction to Women’s Studies,” “Feminism and Globalization,” and “Gender and Media." She has also worked as a retention specialist, program coordinator, assessment coordinator, internship coordinator, and thesis program coordinator. She has also been involved with curriculum development, revising catalogs, and peer mentoring programs.
When she’s not working, she enjoys traveling with her partner Todd, as well as cooking complicated but delicious French cuisine, attending theatrical or musical events, hiking 4-8 miles through the Texas Hill Country, swimming, practicing yoga, meditation, and gardening.