Brian L. McGowan


Brian L. McGowan, PhD, is assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education and an affiliated faculty of African American and African diaspora studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He earned a PhD in higher education administration from Indiana University, an MA in higher education and student affairs from the Ohio State University, and a BM in music education from Old Dominion University. His research seeks to illuminate the lived realities of underrepresented students in college using college student development theories and critical frameworks. More specifically, his research primarily focuses on Black men’s achievement, identity development, and interper­sonal relationships. He served as scholar in residence for ACPA–College Student Educators International’s Coalition on Men and Masculinities and is an invited scholar for Research, Integration, Strategies, and Evaluation for Boys and Men of Color, a national field advancement initiative. His research has been praised through awards and honors including the Tracy L. Davis Outstanding Emerging Research Award from ACPA’s Coalition on Men and Masculinities and University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s School of Education Distinguished Research Scholar Award.

Author's Books

Men and Masculinities

Theoretical Foundations and Promising Practices for Supporting College Men's Development

Edited by Daniel Tillapaugh and Brian L. McGowan
Foreword by Ryan P. Barone
Afterword by Tracy Davis