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Take 10 with Jose Antonio Bowen, Goucher College president

The Baltimore Sun
March 20, 2015

What means the most when it comes to the memories and experiences of a modern day Renaissance man like Jose Antonio Bowen, the 52-year-old president of Goucher College?

Moving to Baltimore with his wife, Kimberly, last July to take the job as head of the liberal arts college was the latest stop in a journey that started in his hometown of Fresno, Calif., and led him to academic positions at Stanford University, University of Southampton, England, Georgetown University, University of Miami in Ohio, and Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Along the way, Bowen has written more than 100 articles and books on music and teaching. His website is teachingnaked.com, taken from the name of the book that won him the Frederic W. Ness Book Award from the American Association of Colleges & Universities in 2014. He's a renowned pianist, composer, award-winning conductor, and has performed around the world with Liberace, Elvis, and some of the jazz greats, and has a number of CD recordings to his credit.

Oh, and he builds really fantastic sand castles.