Dr. Kim Bowers

Chair of English, History, and Political Science

Associate Professor of English

Email: kbowers@sf.edu

Professional Education

  • PhD Literature, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2008
  • MA Theatre Studies, The University of Arizona, 2000
  • BA English and Theatre, Texas Wesleyan University, 1997

Awards and Recognitions

  • Values in Action Award, The Mission and Values Committee, University of Saint Francis, spring 2013
  • Collegium Colloquy Fellow, The University of Saint Francis, summer 2010

Professional Memberships

  • Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
  • Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association


  • “Radical Transformation: Teaching Environmental Literature at a Catholic University,” in Becoming Beholders: Cultivating Sacramental Imagination and Actions in College Classrooms. Eds. Karen Eifler and Tom Landy. Liturgical Press, forthcoming.
  • “Taking the Long Way Home: Poetry, Politics, and the Dixie Chicks” in Singing for Themselves: Essays on Women in Popular Music. Ed. Patricia S. Rudden. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008.


  • “The Art of Journaling and Reflecting,” Student Leader Workshop, University of Saint Francis, August 2013
  • “Using Journals, Meditation, and Terry Tempest Williams in Environmental Literature,” Franciscan Action Network’s Best Practices Panel, University of Saint Francis, January 2013
  • “Crime and Punishment, Indie Style,” Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association National Conference, Washington DC, March 27-30, 2013
  • A Refuge not So Far From God: Ana Castillo and Terry Tempest Williams’ Spiritual Ecology,” Northeast Modern Language Association 43rd Annual Convention, Rochester, NY, March 15-18, 2012
  • “Teaching Terry Tempest Williams’ Finding Beauty in a Broken World,” Association of the Study of Literature and the Environment Conference, Bloomington, Indiana, June 2011
  • “Creating an LGBTQ Friendly Environment in the Classroom,” Workshop with Katie Wiedman and Jan Nes, Faculty Development Day, University of Saint Francis, October 5, 2010
  • “Using Theatre and Creative Writing in the Literature Classroom,” Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association National Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, March 31-April 3 2010
  • “Woman Hollering Rebellion: An Antidote for Revenge,” American Colleges of the South, Women and Gender Studies Conference, Memphis, Tennessee, March 6-8, 2009

Community Service

  • Member, Information Subcommittee, Acres Land Trust
  • Judge in Poetry, Scholastic Writing Awards for area high school students, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, January 2010-January 2013
  • Dramaturg, Mrs. Packard, First Presbyterian Theater, fall 2013
  • Dramaturg, House of Blue Leaves, First Presbyterian Theater, fall 2012
  • Dramaturg, Shakespeare’s Will, First Presbyterian Theater, fall 2011
  • Participant, One Billion Rising Domestic Violence Awareness Group, Fort Wayne, January 2013-Present
  • Member, Junior Thesis Committee for Ms. Hannah Steigmeyer, student at Fort Wayne Canterbury School, May 2011

Curriculum Vitae

View Dr. Kim Bowers’ curriculum vitae.