FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
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Mark Macgowan, M.S.W., Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

  • Title: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor
  • E-mail: macgowan@fiu.edu
  • Phone: (305) 348-5883
  • Office: AHC5 572

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.

Research areas

  • Evidence-based group work
  • Substance abuse
  • Disaster mental/behavioral health