Robert StowersAdjunct Instructor
Contact Information:McNeer Hall, Room 128
Education & Publications:
Undergraduate:American International College '72
Graduate:American International College '76
Doctorate:Rutgers University '86
Lost in a Cornfield: Never Losing Faith. Page Publications, New York City,, May 2015.
Refereed Journal Publications
Robert H. Stowers and Julie Y. Hummel. The Use of Technology to Combat Plagiarism in Business Communication Classes. Business Communication Quarterly. 74(2), 164-169.
Robert H. Stowers and Randolph T. Barker. The Coaching and Mentoring Process: The Obvious Skill Set for Organizational Communication Professors. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 40(3), 2010.
Randolph T. Barker and Robert H. Stowers. Focus on Teaching: “Team Virtual Discussion Board: Toward Multipurpose Written Assignments. Business Communication Quarterly. 72(2), 227-230.
Randolph T. Barker and Robert H. Stowers. The Perception of Communication-Related Value-Added Educational Activities: A Survey of Graduate Business Students. Journal for Technical Writing and Communication, 37(3), 2007.
Randolph T. Barker and Robert H. Stowers. Learning from Our Students: Teaching Strategies for MBA Professors. Business Communication Quarterly, New York, 68(4), 481-487.
Robert H. Stowers. Sometimes Less is More: Teaching Presentation Skills to Large Classes. Business Education Forum, National Business Education Association, Reston, April 2004.
Robert H. Stowers and Randolph T. Barker. Improved Student Writing in Business Communication Classes: Strategies for Teaching and Evaluation. Journal for Technical Writing and Communication, 33(4), 2003.
Robert H. Stowers and Randolph T. Barker. Top Ten Tips to Teach Communication to Executive MBA Students. Business Communication Quarterly, September 2002.
Cheryl Noll and Robert Stowers. How Are Graduate Business Programs Using the AWA? Or Are They? Business Communication Quarterly. The Association for Business Communication, New York. 61(4), 66-71, December 1998
Robert H. Stowers and G. Thomas White. Connecting Accounting and Communication: A Survey of Public Accounting Firms. Business Communication Quarterly. The Association for Business Communication, New York, 62 (2), 23-40, June 1999
Dr. Bob Stowers earned his B.A. in English and his M.Ed. in Counseling from American International College and his doctorate from Rutgers University on strategies for writing assessment and improvement.
After retiring after 25 years as a Clinical Associate Professor of Management and Leadership Communications at the Mason School of Business of The College f William and Mary teaching communication courses for full-time, part-time, and executive students, Bob spent the past year as a Visiting Professor of Strategic Communications at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He has taught previously at the University of Akron and Kent State University in Ohio. He has taught at Richard Bland College of William and Mary since the fall of 2021.
Teaching previously at Kent State University and the University of Akron, he has consulted with NASA, the Virginia Beach Public Schools, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Riverside Health Systems, the Virginia Water Environment Association, and the Medical Society of Virginia.
Bob has published widely in academic and professional journals. He has diverse research interests and has conducted research into leadership styles and techniques, writing improvement, effective presentation skills, teaching strategies, and the coaching and mentoring processes. He writes a regular column for Inside Business on topics related to personal and organizational communication.
He published a fictionalized novel based on a real-life crisis. The book is titled Lost in a Cornfield: Never Losing Faith. The book suggests strategies to overcome significant personal or professional challenges. It first appeared in print in June 2015.