University at Buffalo

Corey Bunje Bower

Corey Bunje Bower

Coordinator, Economics and Education Policy Analysis program

Assistant Professor

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND POLICY


Specialty/Research Focus

Equity and Poverty; Educational Policy; Family; Urban Education; Sociology of Education

Contact Information
466 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-1085
cbower@buffalo.edu


Professional Summary:

Corey Bunje Bower earned his PhD in Leadership and Policy Studies from Vanderbilt in 2013. Prior to graduate school, he taught 6th grade and coached debate with the New York City Teaching Fellows and Summer on the Hill in the Bronx. From 2012-15, he taught at Niagara University, where he co-founded a new social entrepreneurship competition. His current research examines how urban poverty affects children and families and explores ways in which social and educational policies can mitigate these effects and narrow achievement gaps.

Education and Training:
  • PhD, Vanderbilt University, Leadership & Policy Studies (2013)
  • MS, Mercy College, Elementary Education (2006)
  • BA, Drew University, Political Science/Economics (2004)
Awards and Honors:
  • Experiential Learning Network Course Infusion Funding; $600 to pay for class travel to visit local organizations; UB; 2018-02-07;
  • Faculty in Residence; UB GSE; 2017-10-31;
  • Civic Engagement Research Fellowship, University at Buffalo; $4,500 in funding to partner on a research project on poverty and stress with Buffalo Public Schools; University at Buffalo; 2015-11-16;
Grants:
Grant:
  • Stress, Poverty, and School Performance in Buffalo; Foundation and Research Organization; University at Buffalo, Civic Engagement and Public Policy program; Awarded; (11/16/2016-05/15/2017)
Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Rossi, R. J., & Bower, C. B. (2018) Passed to fail? Predicting the college enrollment of GED® passers. Adult Education Quarterly, 68(1) 3-23. doi:10.1177/0741713617721970
Presentations:
Conferences:
  • Bower, C. B. & Baldwin, S. (2017). Poverty, Stress, and Academic Performance: ACE Scores and Achievement in an Urban District. Paper presented at the 112th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montreal, Quebec. August 12-16.;
  • Bower, C.B. & Baldwin, S. (2016). Poverty, Stress and School Performance Under the WSCC Model: The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Scale. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American School Health Association, Baltimore, MD. October 6-8.;
  • Bower, C.B., *Baldwin, S., *Kim, T., *Zhao, Y., & *Neu, V. (2018). Poverty, Stress, and School Performance: ACE Scores and Achievement in an Urban District. Paper accepted for presentation at the 99th Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY. April 13-17.;
  • Bower, C. B. & Rossi, R. (2016). How do Promise Neighborhoods' Strategies Align with Research Evidence on Poverty and Education? Paper presented at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Seattle, WA. August 20-23.;
  • Bower, C. B. (2016). Stress, Poverty, and the Achievement Gap: A Review. Paper presented at the 97th Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC. April 8-12.;
  • Bower, C. B., & Tobin, K. J. (2016). Spending on Social versus Educational Programs: An Analysis of Inequality across OECD Nations. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of The Sociology of Education Association, Monterey, CA. February 19-21.;
Activities:
Editorial and Review:
  • Editorial Review Board, Current Issues in Out-of-School Time, Information Age Press
    09/01/2016-05/19/2018
  • Editorial Board, Leadership and Policy in Schools
    09/01/2016-05/19/2018
  • Editorial Review Board, The School Community Journal
    07/01/2013-05/15/2017
Professional Service:
  • Editorial Review Board, Current Issues in Out-of-School Time, Information Age Press
    05/01/2017-05/01/2018
  • Newsletter Editor/Social Media Chair/Board Member, AERA Out-of-School-Time SIG
    06/01/2013-06/01/2017
News:

    Contact Information

    466 Baldy Hall
    North Campus
    Phone: (716) 645-1085
    cbower@buffalo.edu