Michael Bowen

Michael Bowen

Associate Professor of Instruction
Room: BSN 3409
Phone: 813-974-1765

Michael (Mike) Bowen has been a professor in the School of Marketing and Innovation since 1994. He has taught strategic management, strategic planning, marketing, management and systems thinking. He also helped develop a three-course leadership sequence in the MBA program, co-founded the Leadership Development Center and the Leadership House (residence hall) on the USF Tampa campus. He also was instrumental in creating the undergraduate, MBA and Florida Intercollegiate Business Case Competition, all coordinated and hosted by the Muma College of Business.

Bowen received an Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher of the Year Award for the 2003-04 academic year, served in the USF Faculty Senate (2006-09), was a member of the USF General Education Council (2008-11), the USF SACS Leadership team (2008-10), the USF Student Success team (2009-10), the USF Athletics Council and many other department, college and university-level committees. He was elected to the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics National Steering Committee (2012), for which he served as co-chair that year, and then chaired the committee from 2013-18. Bowen has published numerous scholarly articles, chapters, reviews and cases in management, psychology, small business/entrepreneurship, accountability, system dynamics and business ethics.

He earned a PhD in organizational behavior with a minor in strategic management at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received an MBA from the University of Detroit in 1981 and a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Michigan in 1971. Upon graduation from Illinois, he taught management at the University of Notre Dame from 1985 to 1994.


  • MAN 4890 - Strategic Management/Decision Making


  • Bowen, M.G. (October 25, 2016). Should We Assess the Educational Benefits of Students’ Participation in Intercollegiate Athletics? Insider Higher Education.
  • 2016 Practitioner’s Perspective, in Chapter 10, Managing Intercollegiate Athletics, 2nd Edition, D. Covell & C.A. Barr, Holcomb Hathaway Publishers, Inc. (Interviewed for the book by the authors)
  • Bowen, M.G. (1994). System Dynamics, Determinism, and Choice: Toward a Reconsideration of the Image of “Systems Man.” System Dynamics Review, 10 (1), 87-90.

  • Bowen, M.G., & Power, F.C. (1993). The Moral Manager: Communicative Ethics and the Exxon Valdez disaster. Business Ethics Quarterly, 3 (2), 97-115.

  • Bowen, M.G. (1987). The Escalation Phenomenon Reconsidered: Decision Dilemmas or Decision Errors? Academy of Management Review, 12, 52-66


  • 2018-2019 - USF First Fridays initiative participant

  • 2009-2015 - USF Athletics Council member

  • 2006-2009 - USF Faculty Senate

  • 2008-2011 - Member, General Education Committee (3-year term), also, GEC Funding Sub-committee member (2008-2010), Recertification Committee (2009-2010), Chair-GEC Funding Sub-Committee (2010-2011)

  • 2006-present - Marshall at USF graduation ceremonies