Lawrence Bowdish, PhD

Director, Research and Issue Networks, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Lawrence Bowdish is Director, Research and Issue Networks with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Corporate Citizenship Center. 

Lawrence Bowdish started consulting the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center on its Issue Network research in May 2013. In addition to conducting and managing all of the research for the Center, he also serves as the Issue Network lead for Food Security, where he concentrates on how the private sector contributes to the technology and innovations required to end hunger, improve nutrition, and eliminate food waste.


In addition to his work with the Foundation, Bowdish is a Professor for the American Military University. Previously, he was a Professor for the American Military University, teaching courses in U.S. History, Women’s History, and the History of Technology. He also worked as a consultant for county health departments that were instituting public health initiatives for youth and teens in the state of Florida.


Bowdish holds a Ph.D. in Modern American and Economic History from the Ohio State University, where he wrote a dissertation on consumer credit, and published articles on the mortgage and student loan markets. He has a B.A. in History and Economics from New College of Florida.

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