Charles Bowie

Associate Professor 
Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy

Charles BowieOffice Location: Humanities 216
Office Number: 5732

M.T.S (Masters of Theological Studies) Vanderbilt University 1998-2000.
M.A. (Philosophical and Theological Ethics) Vanderbilt University 2000-2002.
Ph.D (Ethics and Society, Culture Studies), Vanderbilt University 2002-2008.


Professor Bowie joined the Languages, Literature, Philosophy Department at Tennessee State University from Vanderbilt University where he was a Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies, teaching courses such as Religion and Sports and Spirituality and Medicine. Prior to being a Senior Lecturer, Professor Bowie worked part time at Tennessee State University while completing his graduate work.

His research interests include:
Philosophy, Religion and Popular Culture
Religion and Sports
Religion and Politics
African American Religious Experience and Cultural Studies

Selected Publications
Thought Streams: Readings and Pedagogical Essays in Philosophy (Kendall Hunt Publishers)

Selected Conferences and Presentations
Worlds of Meaning: Super heroes and value meaning.
Black Academic Work and Self-Care, Vanderbilt University Round Table Discussion: Self-Care and Black Intellectual Labor (March 2017).
Philosophy and the Neighborhood
Black Comics: A Discussion on John Lewis’ March Book 1

Selected University Committees
Curriculum Committee
Textbook Committee
Retention and Recruitment (2015)
Technology Committee
Connecting Faculty to Student Learning - University Committee (2018-2022) CFSL

Classes Taught at TSU
PHIL 1030: Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 3600: African American Philosophy
PHIL 3360: Medical Ethics
PHIL 4400: Black Comics and Graphic Novels
RLST 2010: Introduction to Religious Studies
RLST 2011: World Religions
RLST 4100: Contemporary Religious Thought
RLST 4200: African Roots of Christianity
RLST 3300: Religion in America