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Chair, Department of Business Administration
Office: McClurg 311A
Office Phone: 803.956.9937
Ph.D., University of Texas at Tyler, 2018
M.B.A., Mississippi State University, 2014
B.B.A., University of Louisiana at Monroe, 2012
Vocational Certification: Culinary Arts, Bossier Parish Community College, 1992
Dr. Fowler received his Ph.D. in Human Resource Development: Organizational Development and Change from the University of Texas at Tyler, M.B.A. in Management from Mississippi State University, B.B.A. in Management from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and vocational certification in Culinary Arts from Bossier Parish Community College in Louisiana. His doctoral research and dissertation focused on transitional and transformational leadership within organizational change. Dr. Fowler began his tenure as chair for the Department of Business Administration in July 2019.
Dr. Fowler is a scholar-practitioner who worked in diverse fields for over two decades. During his varied employment tenure, he managed teams ranging in size from four to over one hundred members in information technology, customer service, and hospitality industries. His I.T. career focused on organizational business transitions and deployments, in a change management context, for a global Fortune 500 company. Dr. Fowler also served as an executive chef, working across the southern United States in hotels, casinos, and country clubs.
Dr. Fowler is a highly qualified educator and organizational consultant. Prior to arriving at Newberry College in 2018, Dr. Fowler instructed organizational change to business professionals in a global corporate environment. He also served as adjunct faculty, teaching management and information systems in a culinary, hotel, and restaurant management program at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division. Dr. Fowler also serves part-time during summer semesters as a visiting professor teaching in Clemson University’s Master of Human Resource Development online program. Additionally, he consults with religious establishments experiencing organizational transitions, and collaborates with numerous human resource development scholars focusing on leadership research.
Dr. Fowler is a passionate fan of college athletics, an accomplished vocalist, and adores cooking for others. He and his wife Victoria are “empty-nesters”, and relish in traveling the backroads of the United States in search of out of the way accommodations and culinary delights. They also enjoy serving in their local church as members of the choir and praise team.