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POSTPONED – School of Social Work presents Visiting Scholar Dr. Natasha Bowen

Sept. 22, 2023

*** Due to unavoidable travel delays, this event has been postponed. It will be rescheduled for Spring 2024. ***

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Natasha Bowen

The MU School of Social Work will host Dr. Natasha Bowen, an expert in structural equation models, Oct. 12 and 13.

Dr. Bowen’s scholarship focuses on elementary and secondary schools and how they can best support students from all cultural and economic backgrounds. As a social worker, she has prioritized social and racial justice in her work. She has extensive experience and expertise in all aspects of school-based research and practice. She also has extensive statistical and methodological expertise, including qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, feasibility and acceptability testing; pilot testing; experimental, quasi-experimental, and longitudinal tests of interventions; and creative use of web technology for surveys, data reports, and resource databases.

Dr. Bowen’s community-engaged research and practice has taken her to over 50 schools in North Carolina and Ohio to work closely with teachers, school and district leaders, and other staff around effective interventions. She is part of a federally-funded project providing training and coaching on evidence-based practices to school and district teams across the country. Currently she is also developing professional development units for schools to help them reduce racial/ethnic disparities in exclusionary discipline. Dr. Bowen has online social environmental and well-being assessments for elementary and secondary students. The surveys, reports, and related consultation are provided for free to schools and researchers. Faculty and PhD students are encouraged to use the surveys in their research!



9 a.m.-noon | 737 Clark Hall
Structural Equation Models Workshop
“Introduction to the Power and Flexibility of Structural Equation Models”

1-3 p.m. | 737 Clark Hall
Structural Equation Models consults (sign up online)

Oct. 13

10 a.m.
Presentation to MPSI Seminar
“A Closer Look at the Value of Brief Affirmation Essays for African American Students”