Dr. Macgowan’s scholarship focuses on advancing rigorous, impactful, and culturally-relevant group work, particularly in the areas of substance use, mental health, and social well-being. He is the author of Guide to Evidence-Based Group Work and co-author of Group Work Research, both with Oxford University Press, and is co-editor of Evidence-Based Group Work in Community Settings and IASWG Standards for Social Work with Groups, both with Taylor & Francis. Dr. Macgowan has received multiple professional or university awards for excellence in teaching and research. He recently held the Fulbright-Scotland Visiting Professorship at the University of Edinburgh, where he was engaged in teaching and research about global perspectives on evidence-based group work. As a licensed therapist and supervisor of therapist trainees, he has significant clinical experience, mainly with persons with substance use problems and those affected by disasters. He currently serves as a mental/behavioral health specialist with federal, state, and local government disaster response medical teams.