Meghan L. Gowin, Ed. D., is an Adjunct Professor of Early Childhood Studies. She is currently a doctoral candidate studying Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Early Childhood Education at Texas A & M University-Commerce. Her research interests include the impact of teachers’ lived experiences on their use of cultural sustaining pedagogy and anti-bias and anti-racist early childhood education. Dr. Gowin’s scholarship centers Black feminist thought and endarkened feminist epistemology within early childhood settings, specifically highlighting the diverse lived experiences of BIPOC early childhood educators through arts based qualitative inquiry methods. Her pedagogy is rooted in her intersectional experiences as a Black queer femme presenting being.
Dr. Gowin is also currently the 4th grade lead teacher and Social Justice Coordinator at Uplift Ascend Primary in Fort Worth. She has worked 14 years in the field of early childhood education as a pre-kindergarten to 4th grade teacher, a university field-based liaison, an anti-bias and anti-racist training facilitator, and as a co-facilitator of the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Diversity and Equity Education for Adults (DEEA) interest forum. Dr. Gowin earned her B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in African American studies from Howard University, an Ed. M. in Early Childhood Education from Northwestern State University, and an Ed. D. in Supervision, Curriculum, and Instruction (Early Childhood Education) from Texas A & M University-Commerce.