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Faculty Portrait

Contact Information

Name: Sylvester Bowie

Title: Associate Professor, Undergraduate Director (Division of Social Work)

Office Location: Mariposa 4008


Office Phone: (916) 278-7165

Mailing Address: Sacramento State 6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6090

Where to find me : Mariposa 4008 Phone (916) 278-7165 or email

Information about Texts

Some texts might be available as ecopies. Explore this with the bookstore personnel


Please note that the bookstore might have some of the texts for SWRK 153 & 150 available for rental at about half the purchase cost. (contact the bookstore for more information Phone # 916 278-6447).

Basic Advising information (BASW) for Students interested in the Social Work Program here at CSU, Sacramento

What I did over Thanksgiving

I returned to Ghana on Thanksgiving day (2016) to fulfill a promise I made regarding a contribution to the Echoing Hills Village project. I was able to partner with the University of Ghana and the Social Work Program to purchase locally available supplies and deliver these much needed items. A presentation of a check for 5000 GC (Ghana Cede about $1250 US) was made. I also purchaswed and brought items from the US such as books, pens, pencils, footwear, clothing, soaps, toothbrush, toothpaste among other items (see a short video collage of the events at the presentation ceremony)

List of participants at the event (see video)

 A snapshot of the Ghana experience 

    Blind performers and dancers

  The vote of thanks by resident

Response and participation by William Pitt and Sylvester Bowie  (participants and vote of thanks) (collection of the videos) d  (photos from Echoing Hills)

  The cadets- these are residents at the home

 News article from Ghana Newspaper regarding the Thanksgiving day presentation event

Video of photos taken at the event with music of the event

Summary of the complete event including photos

Courses that I am teaching this semester

Spring 2017

Spring 2017

Undergraduate Director (Mariposa 4008 Phone 916 278-7165)

Office Hours: Office Hours: Tuesday 10:00- 12:00 PM and 5-6 PM;  Thursday 10-12 noon and 5-6 PM  

Students can drop in my office during my office hours or any other time,  if I am available I will meet with you 

Professional Associations

ACSWE Conference Presentation Curacao July 2013

Human Trafficking (PDF)

Social Media (PDF)

NEWS worth reading, listening to and or watching

Where Shared Governance goes to die (interesting article)

Research Projects/Interests


Education and professional Interest

Education and professional Interest