Annie McGowan currently serves as Interim Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and is the holder of the Bill and Gina Flores Professorship in Business.
As Interim Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity, Dr. McGowan works collaboratively with the faculty, staff, and students across Texas A&M's 16 colleges and schools, two branch campuses, Health Science Center, and University Libraries to promote practices and measures that further diversity and inclusion efforts at Texas A&M University. Reporting to the President and Provost, she leads Texas A&M’s efforts in accountability, campus climate, and equity as outlined in the University Diversity Plan.
Prior to her current appointment, Dr. McGowan served as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs at Mays Business School where she provided strategic oversight for assessment of learning and operational leadership for curriculum innovations designed to improve the quality of undergraduate education. Dr. McGowan created and provided strategic oversight for the Mays Office of Diversity and Inclusion while serving as the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. She was also the Director of the Professional Program in Accounting at Mays for eight years.
She received a B.S. from Alcorn State University, a M.S. from Jackson State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas. Dr. McGowan’s research focusing on the technical and behavioral implications of cost management system design and implementation has been published in journals including The Journal of Management Accounting Research, The Accounting Horizons, The Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, The Journal of Cost Management, The Journal of Accounting and Public Policy and The Accounting Review. Dr. McGowan teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in managerial accounting.
She has been recognized for her accomplishments in many ways including being named a Montague Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar and University Honors Teacher/Scholar. She is also the recipient of the Association of Former Students College-level Distinguished Achievement Award, the University Distinguished Achievement Award in teaching and the American Accounting Association Diversity Award.