Charles J. Bowers, Ed.D., is a Professor of Exercise Science in the Department of Physical Education, Sport, and Human Performance at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He received his B.S. in Health and Physical Education from the University of Georgia, his M.Ed. in Health and Physical Education from the University of Georgia, and his Ed.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Mississippi. At Winthrop University Dr. Bowers served as director of the Exercise Science Program and teaches a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. He served two terms as Chair of the Faculty Assembly for the Richard W. Riley College of Education at Winthrop University and has served as Chair for numerous College and University Committees.
He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Dr. Bowers has published 30 articles in state, regional, and national journals and has presented research and various topics at state, regional and national conventions and workshops. He consistently involves his graduate students in his presentation efforts, and encourages them to develop and present original topics at the different levels. Dr. Bowers has served as a consultant for various local agencies, most recently for the City of Rock Hill Human Resources Department and Westminster Towers Retirement Center.
He serves the Rock Hill School District Three as a public address announcer for high school football, basketball, and baseball games and serves a local Boy Scout Troup for members who seek their Physical Fitness Merit Badges. Dr. Bowers began teaching at Winthrop University in the Fall of 1981. He is married to Susan who is a public school teacher, and his two children, Lauren and Jeff.