COD Experts: Tony Bowers

Associate English Professor Tony Bowers has been in love with words and story his entire life.

Having earned two bachelor’s degrees and a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia College-Chicago, Bowers was a middle school English Language Arts teacher and then an English Composition teacher for three years at City Colleges Chicago before coming to College of DuPage. 

A published author, Bowers wrote "On The Nine," a collection of short stories based on the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the south side of Chicago where he grew up. 

Contact Bowers at or (630) 942-2688.

Areas of Expertise

  • Language Stylistics
  • Constructivist Theory
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Creativity and the Effects on Cognition

Tony Bowers

I would make up stories before I could even read. I would look at my picture books as a kid and make up my own tales. This led me to a life as a writer. A world of letters seemed natural. Thus, English and the craft of composing was a great career choice.

- Tony Bowers, English Professor


  • Masters in Teaching, June 2010 - National Louis University
  • Masters in Creative Writing, June 2009 - Columbia College Chicago
  • Bachelors in Marketing Communications, June 1995 - Columbia College Chicago

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