Interim Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity at Texas A&M University
Gina and William H. Flores Endowed Professor in Business
Dr. Annie L. McGowan has been named interim Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity at Texas A&M University effective Dec. 1, 2020. She brings to the Office for Diversity noteworthy leadership experience. Most recently, Dr. McGowan served as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs at Mays Business School, where she holds the Bill and Gina Flores Professorship in Business. She also serves on the university’s Diversity Operations Committee.
Prior to serving as Associate Dean, Dr. McGowan was Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at Mays from 2016 to 2018. During that time, she created and provided strategic oversight for the Mays Office of Diversity and Inclusion and led initiatives to recruit and retain underrepresented students in order to foster a climate of inclusivity and engagement.
Her teaching interests are managerial/cost accounting and her current research centers on the implications of cost management system design and the determinants of academic success for first-generation students. She has published articles concerning the behavioral benefits of cost management system adoption in The Journal of Management Accounting Research, The Accounting Review and Accounting Horizons.