Our Team

Editing, Marketing, and Production

Robert Hand

Robert is Bowen Press’s publisher and owner. He lives in northeast Texas and is also a part-time professor and full-time outdoorsman and brisket connoisseur.

Bethany Murphy

Bethany has extensive experience with line editing, copyediting, and proofreading for trade, academic, and journal publishers. She has also been known to dance flamenco.

Ryan Davis

Ryan, owner of Davis Editing, knows the technical aspects of editorial work and recognizes ideas that make for good books. He plays a mean bass guitar.

Lesley Curtis

Lesley, Director of Studio Muse, is a talented writer and marketing professional with over ten years of experience. She has never met a dog she didn’t like.

Advisory Board

Peter Boumgarden

Peter is a business consultant, writer, and associate professor of management at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He runs and bikes incredibly long distances.

Kendall Cox

Kendall is the project associate for the Religion, Politics, and Conflict initiative at the University of Virginia and also teaches ethics in the Philosophy Department. She is a talented painter and exhibits her work in Charlottesville.

Myles Werntz

Myles teaches ethics at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, and is a talented writer. He was into Pearl Jam before it was cool.

Lisa Ann Cockrel

Lisa is the Director of the Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has an extensive background in publishing and also throws great parties.

Derek Brown

Derek is an editor and writer who earned his PhD from the University of Edinburgh. He is an expert on coffee and sour beers.