Thomas G. Bowie, Jr., holds an bachelor's from the United States Air Force Academy, a master's from Denver University and a Ph.D. in English Literature from Brown University. In 2004, he retired as a colonel after serving over 28 years with the U.S. Air Force, including three assignments to the Department of English and Fine Arts at the Air Force Academy, where he served for four years as department chair.
An authority on the literature of war, he has also taught courses in composition and speech, as well as British, American, and contemporary literature. His research and publications focus on the human dimension of conflict, on personal narratives that bear witness to modern war, and on the journey toward reconciliation that inevitably follows such conflicts. For more than a decade, he served as an associate editor, then as the managing editor, of "War, Literature, & the Arts", an international journal of the humanities. His essay on Hemingway and the resonance of war “in our time” was published in "War and Ink: New Perspectives on Ernest Hemingway’s Early Life and Writings" by Kent State University Press in 2014. Bowie’s research interests also include 20th century Catholic literature and his recent publications feature several essays on the literary non-fiction of Andre Dubus.
An active participant in the national dialogue concerning the future of higher education, Bowie has presented at national conferences (such as AAC&U) on interdisciplinary education, particularly as such integrative efforts intersect with our evolving understanding of what best constitutes a formative educational experience in the 21st century. Based upon his expertise in this area, he served as the project leader on a faculty development grant sponsored by the W.M. Keck Foundation. As the director of the Integrative Teaching Institute from 2011-2014, Bowie helped develop the integrative capacity of two-thirds of the Regis College faculty through an innovative summer institute, which ultimately enabled thousands of students to think creatively and critically across disciplines as they worked collaboratively to seek solutions to timeless problems. Bowie became the Academic Dean of Regis College on June 1st, 2014.