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 Journalism Education program.
She teaches Writing Across Platforms, including the Honors section, 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 of the national Journalism Education Association and continues to be an active member of JEA's Scholastic Press Rights and Certification committees.
She is past head of the Scholastic Journalism Division of AEJMC and works with Student Press Law Center, especially with its attempt to pass New Voices legislation in all 50 states.