Mike Gowen, M.S.

Mike Gowen

Curriculum Vitae


Mike Gowen is an instructor with the outdoor recreation track of Murray State University's Nonprofit Leadership Studies program. He received both his master's and bachelor's degrees from Murray State University.
Gowen holds numerous professional certifications from organizations ranging from the Professional Climbing Instructors Association to the National Association of Interpretation. He has played a major role in Murray State's sustainability efforts, serving as co-chair of the Presidential Commission on Campus Sustainability from 2010-13. He was also the principal grant writer for grants awarded to the university from the Kentucky Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet. These grants resulted in over $200,000 in upgrades for Murray State's North Farm recycling facility. In 2017, Gowen received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the National Society of Leadership and Success.


M.A. - Murray State University
B.S. - Murray State University

Areas of Specialization

Intergenerational Programs, Campus Sustainability, Adventure Leader Development, Community Engagement, and Service Learning

Contact Information

105B Carr Health Building
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
Phone: 270-809-7040
Email: ggowen@murraystate.edu