Brittany Anderson
Instructor of Mathematics
Academic Affairs
Kim Arvidsson, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Academic Affairs
Karen Backor, PhD
Associate Professor of Education
Academic Affairs

Classes Taught
EDUC 2333 Nutrition, Health, & Safety
EDUC 3401 Science for Teachers
EDUC 4305 Curriculum & Assessment EC-4
EDUC 4306 Curriculum & Assessment 8-12
EDUC 4307 Curriculum & Assessment 4-8
EDUC 4311 The Learner EC-4
EDUC 4312 The Learner 4-8
EDUC 4313 The Learner 8-12
EDUC 4601 Student Teaching 8-12
EDUC 4602 Student Teaching EC-4
EDUC 4603 Student Teaching All Level
EDUC 4606 Student Teaching 4-8
RDNG 3306 Foundations in Reading Methods
RDNG 3307 Emergent Reading & Literacy EC-8
RDNG 3308 Diagnosis & Remediation
RDNG 3309 Content Area Reading
RDNG 4301 Clinical Practices in Teaching Reading EC-8


  • Coastal Bend College, Associate in Arts
    Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, TX
    B.S.I.S. — Reading Emphasis
  • Texas A&M University – Kingsville, TX
    Graduate Studies
  • Schreiner University – Kerrville, TX
    Master of Education with Principal Certification
  • Ph.D Texas State University 2012
    School Improvement


  • Texas Teacher Certification Lifetime Principal
  • P.D.A.S. and I.L.D. certification


  • Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented
  • Identification of Struggling Readers that are Gifted and Talented

Upcoming Presentations/Publications

  • Adult Education and LIteracy SIG at AERA – Mexican Immigration Video – co-hort presentation
  • ACEI Publication – Classroom Rituals as Tools for Community Building – second author

Dr. Taylor-Backor is the founder and coordinator of the Schreiner University Reading & Writing Academy. She was the recipient of the Arthur Blumberg Scholar Award for her research on Instructional Leadership and Principal Preparation Programs. Dr. Taylor-Backor continues her research in the area of Instructional Supervision. Her latest article, “Preparing Principals as Instructional Leaders: Perceptions of University Faculty, Expert Principals, and Expert Teacher Leaders” can be found in the NASSP Bulletin, 99, 105-126. Dr. Backor was also elected to the Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision .

Darlene Bannister
Darlene Bannister
Office of the Registrar
Fax: 830-217-7765
Peter Beeman
Adjunct Instructor of Business
Office: 102
Brian Bernard, PhD
Professor of Engineering
Academic Affairs
Office: Moody 115a
Gary Biel, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
Academic Affairs
Wendy Blaettner
Director of the Schreiner Experience
Academic Support and Student Outcomes
Joan Bowman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Education
Academic Affairs

Courses Taught at Schreiner University

  • Reading/Language Arts
  • Foundations of Education
  • Effective Leadership for School Effectiveness & Learning Performance
  • Administrator Internship – Cert Prep
  • Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities
  • Curriculum and Assessment

College Courses Taught Prior to Schreiner University

  • Professionalism and Human Performance
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Healthcare Management
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior & Leadership


  • Bachelor of Science – Industrial Technology
    Sam Houston State University
  • Master’s Degree – Education Administration
    University of Nebraska
  • Ph.D. – Elementary and Secondary Supervision
    Capella University


  • Bowman, J., It’s All About the Students, July 2014
  • Bowman, J., The Spyglass, January 2014
  • Bowman, J., & Giles, V., Focus on Instruction, July 2012
  • Bowman, J., Professional Development and Assessment System, August 2010
  • Bowman, J., & Giles, V., Data Day, July 2009
  • Bowman, J., Coleman, P., & Gunning, A., Leadership Academy for Aspiring Administrators, February 2006
  • Bowman, J. State-Mandated Tests: Are They Fair For All Students? Dissertation, March 2004
  • Bowman, J., & Wick, D.T. Schools: The Untapped Resource, Annual Meeting of the Texas Association of Marriage and Family Therapist. Houston, Texas, January 16, 2004
  • Bowman, J., Wick, D.T. & Wick, D. The Children TAAS Left Behind. Presented to Psychology Conference, Dallas, Texas, October 2003


  • Superintendent Certification
  • Region IV ESC for Superintendent Certification Program
  • Principal Certification
  • Administrative Certification – Nebraska (Principal – 7-12)
  • Texas Provisional Teaching Certification
  • University of Nebraska Certification of the Standards “Educational Technology Foundation for all Teachers”
  • Professional Development and Appraisal System (PDAS)
  • Instructional Leadership Development (ILD)

Prior to coming to Schreiner University, Dr. Bowman’s educational experiences included teaching high school students and serving in the administrative positions of assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and associate superintendent. One of her favorite opportunities has been to mentor and train principals because she believes they have the most significant impact on campus culture and teacher and student learning. Dr. Bowman is passionate about learning, teaching and facilitating.

Dr. Joan Bowman is married to Dr. Rodney Bowman and they have three daughters. Joan and her family enjoy being together and their favorite activity is participating in runs – especially the Houston Marathon. The Bowman’s have run many marathons and half marathons including the Disney Goofy Challenge and the Disney Princess Run.

Dr. Bowman has lived in the greater Houston area for many years and she is excited to experience the “hill country” lifestyle and become a part of the Schreiner family.

Melissa Brady
Professor of Engineering