H. Woods Bowman received his PhD in economics from Syracuse University. His experience included Chief Financial Officer of Cook County (1990-94), a member of the House of
Representatives, Illinois General Assembly (1977-90), and Chair of the
Appropriations II Committee. His areas of interest included economics, finance, and
ethics. His book, Finance Fundamentals for Nonprofits: Building Capacity and
Sustainability, received the 2013 Hodgkinson Research Prize from the
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action
(ARNOVA). He authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, including “Issues
in Nonprofit Finance Research: Surplus, Endowment, and Endowment Portfolios”
(2012, with H.P. Tuckman and D.R. Young), “The Contribution of Corporation Law
to Civil Society” (2011), “The Economic Value of Volunteers to Organizations”
(2009). Although retired from
teaching at DePaul University in 2012, Dr. Bowman continued to publish scholarly
works internationally. Forthcoming articles in anthologies
include “Ethics and Nonprofits” in Practicing Professional Ethics in
Economics and Public Policy and several articles on nonprofit organizations
in the Taylor and Francis Encyclopedia of Public Administration. Dr. Bowman also wrote a column on ethics for the Nonprofit Quarterly.
Remembering Dr. Bowman
DePaul School of Public Service, Pete Reinwald
With memories from faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
Crain's Chicago Business, Greg Hinz
"I always found Bowman not only smart in both an academic and worldly sense, but as honest as they come."
WTTW Chicago Tonight, Charles Jefferson
"Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle: Woody was a fixture in Illinois politics and government for decades."
Capitol Fax, Rich Miller
"You listened to him not because he commanded it or because he bragged about his education and experience, but because he was so bright and interesting and innovative. He was truly an exemplary public servant."
Huffington Post Politics
, Michael GoldenA Life Spent Leading by Example"People who knew Woods and who worked with Woods all describe him as the quiet kind of leader who would let his work speak for itself."
Dr. Bowman at SPS
DePaul Graduation, 2006
SPS Pub Night, 2005
SPS 30th Anniversary, 2000
Pi Alpha Alpha Ceremony & SPS Year End Party, 2015
SPS Author Talk, 2011
Dr. Bowman at Work, 2001
SPS Christmas Party, 2010