Dr. Earl Bowen Jr

Head of Counseling and Psychological Services, Cheyney University

Earl Bowen Jr. received his Ph.D. in the School of Human Service Professions from Widener University and MSW from the School of Social Administration at Temple University. He currently leads Cheyney University’s counseling and psychological services for its students. His former experience includes work as a Behavioral Therapist in the Office of Student Affairs at Lincoln University and as a Lecturer at Bryn Mawr College in the Graduate School of Social Work & Social Research. In 2018 he worked at Gratz College as Instructor of the course, Historical Origins and Developmental Patterns of African American Jewry and in January 2016, he was appointed as an Affiliate Professor at the University of Haifa.

Dr. Bowen’s research background focus addresses the psychosocial implications of prostate cancer among African American men and helping students handle the stresses of college life. In January 2015, his work on prostate cancer survivorship among this population was published in The Journal of Research and Development and subsequently in the International Journal of Neurorehabilitation. He is a former member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Prostate Cancer Academy, and current member of the African Caribbean Cancer Consortium’s prostate cancer initiative in Philadelphia and has worked with the HEAL PA initiative in response to making the Commonwealth a trauma-informed and responsive state. His research findings on community-based approaches that address prostate cancer health disparities, health care access, and the influence of culture on health behaviors have been presented at the 2018 Science of Global Prostate Cancer Disparities in Black Men Conference at the University of Llorin in Llorin, Nigeria and the National Association of Social Work Oncologists annual meeting in San Diego, California. Most recently, he served as the Co-PI on a research grant with the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and continues his work to advance solutions for the mental health and wellness of postsecondary students. You can tune into his Mental Health Monday Mornings sessions on 102.6 The Situation Internet radio.