Gregory Fowler, MA English ’95, has been named president of University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). Fowler previously served as president of Southern New Hampshire University Global Campus. His 25-year career in higher education has focused on online, competency-based, and hybrid learning.
Following his graduation from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Fowler worked at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in Washington, D.C. During that time, he earned his master’s degree.
“My time at Mason came at a very formative period early in my career,” says Fowler. “I attended Mason while I was working full time at NEH, where I was navigating the complexities of government funding of the arts and humanities. Mason gave me a new approach to how technology could enhance the learning experience a key perspective that has informed my work in online education to this day.”
Fowler became a lecturer and assistant professor in literature and American studies at Penn State University–Erie while finishing his doctorate in English and American studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a two-time Fulbright Senior Scholar and has held senior-level academic and administrative positions at Western Governors University and Hesser College. Fowler holds an MBA from Western Governors University and was a Charles A. Dana Scholar at Duke University. He is considered a leader in online education.
Published in the college's magazine, Horizon, spring 2021.