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Kristine L. Bowman

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Associate Dean, Academic & Student Affairs and Professor of Education Policy

J.D., Duke University

146 Erickson Hall


Kristine L. Bowman is associate dean for academic and student affairs in the College of Education and a professor of law and education policy. As associate dean, she is responsible for overseeing matters of curriculum, advising and accreditation for undergraduate and graduate students. Bowman is a leading education law scholar with expertise in racial/ethnic equity and governance in the K-12 context and free speech in both K-12 and higher education. Prior to teaching, Bowman practiced law in Chicago, where she represented school districts, and clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. During law school she worked at the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.