Hello, and welcome to SDSU Global Campus!
I’m Dr. Karen S. Myers-Bowman, the new interim Dean of the Global Campus team. Along with the rest of my staff and faculty, I am committed to delivering innovative educational experiences to all learners, to expanding opportunities for personal and professional growth and change, with the ultimate goal of transforming the lives of individuals and communities.
A bit about my background: I grew up in Elgin, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, and received my M.S. and Ph.D. in Child Development and Family Studies at Purdue University in Indiana. I served as a faculty member in the Department of Child Development and Family Science at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota from 1994-1998, then held faculty and leadership positions in the School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University from 1998-2017. I joined San Diego State University as the Chair of the Department of Child and Family Development in the fall of 2017. Prior to joining the Global Campus team, I served as the Senior Associate Dean in the College of Education starting in January 2019.
As you are fully aware, we live in a time where technology has transformed how we build connections - with each other, our communities, and the world at large. SDSU Global Campus is embracing the technology AND connections to bring San Diego State University to you no matter where you’re located or how you’re learning.
Global Campus staff, instructors, and SDSU academic departments work together to create flexible programs for all types of students - including online bachelor’s degree completion programs, graduate-level master’s programs and advanced certificates, international learning opportunities, and more than a dozen career-oriented professional certificates. Our courses are taught by passionate professors and instructors who are as committed to your success as you are. We turn our classrooms into communities by providing everything from study partners and academic advising to networking opportunities and career development, creating personal relationships that live well beyond graduation.
Above all else, SDSU Global Campus is a welcoming, diverse, and collaborative community filled with all types of learners. Whether you’re a working professional making (or contemplating) a career change, a part-time student finishing your degree, or a lifelong learner continuing your academic journey, SDSU Global Campus is your partner as you move forward, make an impact, and start building something new.
I look forward to having you join our SDSU Global Campus family!
Dr. Karen S. Myers-Bowman
Dean, SDSU Global Campus