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Bill McGowan


Ed.D., Educational Leadership, University of Delaware


M.Ed., Continuing & Adult Administration,
University of Delaware


B.S., Plant Science,
University of Delaware

Email: Bill McGowan

Contact Information:

Carvel Research & Education Center
16483 County Seat Highway
Georgetown, DE 19947

(302) 856-7303
(302) 856-2585  ext. 592
(302) 856-1845 (FAX)

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Dr. Bill McGowan is an Extension community development agent with the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension in Sussex County.  Bill works with communities and organizations interested in addressing complex public issues.  He facilitates numerous community engagement processes, conducts organizational strategic planning efforts and teaches workshops on community leadership and the adult learner.

Bill is co-director of the University’s Sustainable Coastal Communities Program, a collaboration of the Sea-Grant Marine Advisory Service, the Institute for Public Administration and Cooperative Extension.  Bill is co-leader of the LEADelaware program, a leadership program for professionals in agriculture and natural resources.  He is a senior fellow at the Institute for Public Administration at the University of Delaware and board member of the Sussex Economic Development Action Committee (SEDAC), Sussex Conservation District, La Red Health Center, and Center for the Inland Bays.

He joined the University of Delaware in 1989 after 15 years of management experience in the agricultural supply and ornamental horticultural industries.