About Me


Michael Bowen is Visiting Assistant Professor of History through the 2012-2013 academic year. He specializes in the political and cultural history of America in the 20th Century.  His book The Roots of Modern Conservatism was published by University of North Carolina Press in 2011 and has been reviewed favorably in the Columbia Journalism Review, National Review, and numerous academic journals. His next two research projects examine post-1960s liberalism. The first will be an examination of the Watergate Babies, the seventy-five freshman Democrats elected to the House of Representatives in 1974. The second explores broader trends in transnational liberalism through a comparison of the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom in the 1970s and 1980s.


At Westminster, Dr. Bowen teaches US History since 1877, US Foreign Relations, Historical Methods, American Conservatism, and has taught in the college Inquiry program. He has previously taught The Sixties, America in the 1970s, American Cultural History since 1968, and America since World War II. He received his PhD in 2006 from the University of Florida. He will be joining the faculty of John Carroll University in the fall 2013 as visiting assistant professor.