On March 28th, Aaron Bowman presented his lecture for the 3rd Annual ECU Anthropology Alumni Lecture Series. Currently, Aaron is an Anthropology and Sociology Instructor at Surry Community College located in Dobson, North Carolina in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Aaron was a graduate student ten years ago and received his Masters degree in Anthropology from ECU’s Anthropology department.
During his presentation, Aaron talked primarily about his teaching activities at Surry Community College and Salem College in which he teaches part-time. At Surry Community College, Aaron stated that he teaches six classes. He also teaches online video classes. When asked why does he enjoy teaching anthropology and sociology, Aaron said that he enjoys sharing his knowledge to students and seeing them flourish with the new knowledge about the world and other people. Aaron also said that he was inspired to be a teacher because his mentors enjoyed teaching.
In addition, Aaron has research interests in tourism and the social and behavioral aspects of gambling. At the end of his presentation, I presented Aaron the ECU Anthropology Alumni Lecture Award.