Faculty Portrait

Contact Information

Name: Dr. Sylvester Bowie (FERP participant)

Title: Professor Emeritus

Office Location: Mariposa 4008

Email: bowies@csus.edu

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 bowies@csus.edu

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).


Somethings I have done in my travels

Ghana on Thanksgiving day (2017) and visited the Echoing Hills Village

Youtube video

Visiting Ghana June 2018 Echoing Hills Village Ghana June 2018 (Short video)

More visits to Echoing Hills Village


Visiting Echoing Hills June 2019 

Courses that I am teaching this semester

Fall 2020  2021

SWRK 150 and SWRK 153

Spring 2021

(Mariposa 4008 Phone 916 278-7165)

Office Hours: Office Hours (Zoom only): Tuesday 1:00-2:00 PM & Wednesday 1:00- 2:00 PM   (Zoom only-)

Students can drop in my office during my office hours without an appointment (on Zoom)

Professional Associations


The killing of George Floyd (selected readings) May 2020

President Nelsen's message to Campus

Sir Hilary Beckles of The University of The West Indies (UWI)

 Ideas for action from Dr. Stacy Ault, Professor CSUS Division of Social Work

Dr. Ernest Uwazie, Chair Criminal Justice Department CSUS

Black Lives Matter some musings by Sylvester "Jim" Bowie

  Sylvester Bowie on Reparations 2002 

 Lecture about Ghana 2019

NASW Legislative Day 2019 event (my address)

Message for NASW, California Annual Conference 2019 (San Mateo )

Human Trafficking (PDF)

Social Media (PDF)



NEWS worth reading, listening to and or watching

Where Shared Governance goes to die

Sharing at the Jamaica Diaspora Conference in Jamaica 2017

Research Projects/Interests


Education and professional Interest

Education and professional Interest