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Sandy Bowen, Ph.D.

Sandy Bowen Professor of Special Education

School of Special Education
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley , CO 80639

Office: (970) 351-2102 (v/tty)

sandy.bowen@unco.edu


Research Interests and Specializations:

Dr. Bowen's research interests include Deaf education teacher preparation, literacy development, early childhood education and early intervention, Hispanic Deaf/hard of hearing students and families, and multicultural issues in deafness. Dr. Bowen is fluent in Spanish and American Sign Language.

Education:

  • Ph.D. Univeristy of Arizona 1999 Language, Reading and Culture
  • M.Ed. Utah State University 1989 Communication Disorders: Education of the Deaf
  • B.S. Utah State University 1988 Elementary Education

Selected Publications and Presentations:

Publications

  • Luckner, J.L. & Bowen, S. K. (in-press). Teachers' Use and Perceptions of Progress Monitoring. American Annals of the Deaf
  • Bowen, S. K. (2009) In Their Own Words: A book review of Deaf Education in America: Voices of Children from Inclusion Settings. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 14 (3), 405.
  • Bowen, S. K. (2008). Co-Enrollment for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard Of Hearing: Friendship Patterns and Social Interactions. American Annals of the Deaf, 153 (3), 285-293.
  • Monson, M. R. & Bowen, S. K. (2008). The relationship of phonological awareness and braille: A review of the research. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness,102 (4), 210-220.
  • Beams, D. & Wells, C. with Bowen, S. K.(contributor) (2008). Manual de Padre: Programa de Intervención el Hogar de Colorado (CHIP). Colorado Home Intervention Program Spanish Parent Manual. Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind.
  • Bowen, S.K. (2008). Working with interpreters [video recording]. In T.G Mueller, M. Ortiz, & S. Moore, All about Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families. [online interactive learning module]. (Available from the University of Northern Colorado).
  • Luckner, J. & Bowen, S. K. (2006) Assessment Practices of Professionals Serving Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: An Initial Investigation. American Annals of the Deaf, 151(4), 410-417.
  • Bowen, S.K. & Rude, H. A. (2006). Assessment and students with disabilities: Issues and challenges with educational reform. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 25(3), 24-30.
  • Bowen, S. K. (2006). Mentoring first and second year teachers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Colorado Outreach Network News, May 2006, p. 4.

Presentations

  • Bowen, S. K. (2009, March). Exploring friendship patterns and social interactions with children and youth who are deaf or hard of hearing. ACEDHH annual conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Bowen, S. K. (2008, November). Opening doors through meaningful friendships: Discovering friendship patterns among children and youth who are deaf and hard of hearing. Colorado Symposium on Deafness, Language, and Learning: Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Bowen, S. K. (2008, June). Invited Presenter- Working with Families from Diverse Backgrounds. (Repeated session) 14th Intermountain Special Study Institute on Deafness: Pocatello, Idaho.
  • Luckner, J. & Bowen, S. (2008, February). How is Progress Monitoring being used in the field of Deaf Education? Association of College Educators- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Annual Convention: Monterey, CA.
  • Bowen, S.K. (2008, January). Friendship patterns and social interactions: Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Courage to Risk Conference, Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Bowen, S. K. (2007, July). Fluency for students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Washington State Combined Summer Institute: Yakima, WA.
  • Bowen, S. K. (2007, July). Phonemic Awareness for students who are Deaf or hard of hearing. Washington State Combined Summer Institute: Yakima, WA.
  • Luckner, J. & Bowen, S. (2007, February). Progress Monitoring with students who are D/HH: The inside story. Association of College Educators- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Annual Convention: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Bowen, S, K. (2006, November). Mentoring new teachers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Colorado Symposium on Deafness, Language, and Learning: Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Bowen, S,K. & Wells, C. (2006, November). Cultural competence: Serving our Spanish speaking families. Colorado Symposium on Deafness, Language, and Learning: Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Luckner, J. & Bowen, S. (2006, April). Assessment and Students who are Deaf of Hard of Hearing: Challenges and recommendations. Council for Exceptional Children annual convention and expo: Salt Lake City, Utah. 
  • Luckner, J. & Bowen, S. K. (2006, February). Assessment and Students who are DHH: What have we learned as a result of the Join together Experience? Association of College Educators- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Annual Convention: Denver, Colorado.