Miriam Bowman

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Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave NE # S338D
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
Email: m.elizabeth.bowman@gallaudet.edu
Phone: 202-795-2017

Research Disciplines: Research Interests:

child welfare (organizational culture, supervision and administration, deaf children and child welfare systems), criminal justice (returning citizen reentry, juvenile justice, deaf juveniles/adults within criminal justice systems), human trafficking

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Dr. Miriam Elizabeth (Beth) Bowman, LICSW, LCSW-C is an instructor in the Master of Social Work Program within the Social Work Department at Gallaudet University. She is a former District of Columbia Child Welfare Social Worker and Supervisor for nearly 10 years. Her research interests include organizational culture and supervision in social work practice; accessibility of social work services for deaf children and adults; criminal justice and returning citizens issues; child welfare issues including emancipating youth, access for deaf children, and the intersection of CW and human trafficking; and turnover and burnout in child welfare practice. She teaches trauma-informed yoga and works with a local non-profit to support returning citizens in DC.


  • BA in psychology, George Mason University, 2006
  • MA in Social Work, Gallaudet University, 2009
  • PhD in Social Service, Catholic University, 2020

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