Dr. Joseph E. Bowman Jr., a native of Brooklyn, served on the New York State Board of Regents from 2001 until 2010. Dr. Bowman maintained a steadfast commitment to improving education, addressing social issues, and promoting innovation.
He was dedicated to equitable access to technology and content and worked to ensure economically disadvantaged students and students of color were included in the educational technology revolution.
Dr. Bowman's life was marked by achievement and a passion for teaching and learning. He was instrumental in creating the African American Studies Department at the University at Albany as a student and went on to earn multiple postgraduate degrees from UAlbany and Teacher's College, Columbia University.
An untold number of students benefited from Dr. Bowman's exemplary life and work.