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Dr. Brent W. Chowen


Dr. Brent W. Chowen is currently serving as Director of the Brigham Young University Education Preparation Program Accreditation Office (EPPAO). Brent comes from the McKay School of Education, where he served for 3 years as a Teaching Professor in the Teacher Education Department. Prior to arriving at BYU, he worked in the School of Education at Brigham Young University—Hawaii. In his role at BYUH, he served as a classroom professor, a clinical field supervisor, department chair, and accreditation lead for BYUH’s TEAC accreditation. Brent graduated from BYU with a degree in history along with a French teaching minor and secondary licensure. He also received an MA in History from the University of Utah and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Austin. His experience in K-12 schools includes 12 years as a history teacher in Utah and Texas. He has presented at numerous regional and national conferences for Social Studies and K-20 public school partnerships and is a national Clinical Practice Fellow with the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE). Brent was awarded the Benjamin Cluff Jr. award in 2022.

Brent is married to Jodi Chowen and they are the parents of 5 children. He loves travel to Civil War battlefields, international locations, and Disney parks. He is an avowed Francophile and spends time reading.