Faculty Experts - William Cowen, EdD

William Cowen, M.A.

William Cowen, EdD
Assistant Professor
Area Coordinator, Public Relations

Area of Expertise:

  • Public Relations
  • Crisis Communication
  • Strategic Communication
  • Marketing and Advertising


Understanding how to protect, promote, and repair the public persona of organizations and individuals in a world driven by a 24-hour news cycle, the Internet and social media is William Cowen's forte. As an academician and owner of a boutique Philadelphia public relations agency, Cowen brings a valuable blend of practical experience and scholastic theory to his perspective on how reputation and image can best be preserved and enhanced in the age of information overload.


  • Ed.D., University of New England
  • M.A., Rowan University
  • B.A., Rowan University

Selected Professional Experience

  • President/Founder, Metrospective Communications LLC
  • Manager, Corporate Communications, Oki Data Americas, Inc.
  • Vice President, Earle Palmer Brown /EPB PR
  • Public Relations Manager, Robert Michael Communications, Inc.
  • Adjunct PR Professor, Rowan University

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