Assistant Professor

Michael Bowen is a visiting assistant professor. His research examines the intersection of ideology and policy in postwar America. His first book, The Roots of Modern Conservatism: Dewey, Taft, and the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party, was published in 2011 and re-released in paperback in August 2014. It has been mentioned and featured in major publications including National Journal, National Review, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, and Slate. His current project, a group biography of the Watergate Babies, will explore changes in American liberalism after the 1960s.


At John Carroll, he teaches courses on American politics, policy, and diplomacy. His courses include Modern Conservatism, American Constitutional History, American Environmental History, The 1960s, American Foreign Relations, and 20th Century Politics.