Candace Perkins Bowen directs both the Center for Scholastic Journalism at Kent State University and the statewide Ohio Scholastic Media Association. She also oversees the online master's degree program for Journalism Educators.
She teaches Honors Writing Across Platforms plus journalism teaching methods for Integrated Arts majors and opinion writing at the master's level in the online program.
A former high school journalism teacher with a BS in newspaper journalism and an MA in journalism education, Perkins Bowen is a past president and remains on the board of the Journalism Education Association. In addition, she is on the Steering Committee of the Student Press Law Center Advisory Council and is past head of the Scholastic Journalism Division of AEJMC.