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Faculty Portrait

Contact Information

Name: Dr. Sylvester Bowie, President NASW CA (2018-2020)

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 will do over Thanksgiving

I returned to 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)

Courses that I am teaching this semester

Fall 2018

SWRK 150 and SWRK 153

Fall 2018

Undergraduate Director (Mariposa 4008 Phone 916 278-7165)

Office Hours: Office Hours: Monday & Tuesday 10:00- 1:00 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

Sharing at the Jamaica Diaspora Conference in Jamaica 2017

Research Projects/Interests


Education and professional Interest

Education and professional Interest