Dr Jack Bowers

Director of Studies, Military and Defence Studies Program, Senior Lecturer, College of Asia and the Pacific
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
T: 6266 0689

Areas of expertise

  • Historical Studies 2103
  • Higher Education 130103
  • Australian Literature (Excl. Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Literature) 200502

Research interests

Military History - strategy, with particular interest in the interface between war and culture

Higher education - graduate learning, professional military education, learning identities

Australian auto/biography, with particular interests in belonging and estrangement


I am Director of Studies of the Military and Defence Studies Program at the Australian Command and Staff Course. My areas of interest are classical strategy and Professional Military Education.

I am on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Further and Higher Education, an international journal concerned with all aspects of higher education, and I review submissions for a range of higher education journals.

After completing my PhD in contemporary Australian autobiography at UNSW, I spent nearly a decade in university administration and management at ANU and the University of Tasmania. I returned to academic work in 2013.

Researcher's projects

Currently researching professional military education and learning identities.

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