Dr. Fowler earned his PhD at the University of Oregon's special education program, which is ranked 3rd in the nation for its research influence in the field. He also holds a master's degree in school psychology. He has been with Walden University for 12 years and has worked in the field of education since 1990 as an instructor to students with disabilities, school psychologist, and a research associate at university-based research centers. He is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children.
At Walden, Dr. Fowler has served in the role of course instructor, dissertation chair/methodologist, subject-matter expert committee member, and university research reviewer (i.e., dissertation academic quality review). Dr. Fowler also has a number of years' experience serving as an IRB reviewer, so is familiar/knowledgeable of the IRB/ethics review process.
Dr. Fowler's experience and expertise in the field of education covers special education, applications of effective teaching and behavior/classroom management in both general and special education settings, assessment and measurement of academic learning and social behaviors, as well as curriculum-based measurement and progress monitoring. He has published in academic journals and professional textbooks, consulted with schools on matters related to serving students with disabilities and is an Advisory Board member at the University of Oregon's Center on Brain Injury Research and Training directed by Dr. Melissa McCart, a nationally recognized expert/researcher in the area of school-based, pediatric TBI.
PhD, University of Oregon
MS, Eastern Washington University
BA, Whitworth University
Awards / Honors
Outstanding Service Award, University of Oregon College of Education, 2005