Nancy Bowen

Nancy Bowen
Nancy Bowen
Associate Professor & Extension Field Specialist, Community Economics
The Ohio State University at Lima, Life & Physical Sciences Building, Room 266, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima, OH 45804
Office: 419-995-8624 Cell: 419-203-4148
Degree Information: 
MA in Urban and Regional Planning with a concentration in Economic Development, University of New Orleans
BS in General Studies with a concentration in Community Economic Development, University of New Orleans
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Specializations & Areas of Expertise:

Specializations: Economic Development / Community Planning

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Bowen, N. (2015, August 7). Land-Grant Universities and Extension: Leveraging the Power of Academia for Economic Development. (pdf version, with permission from IEDC) Retrieved from:

Romich, E., Bowen-Ellzey, N., Moss, M., Bond, C., Civittolo, D. (2015). Building Sustainability in Gas- and Oil-Producing Communities. Journal of Extension, Volume 53, Number 3, Article #3IAW1.

Bowen-Ellzey, N., Moss, M., Blaine, T. W. (2015). Creating a Model for Successful Microenterprise Development (MED) ProgramsJournal of Extension, Volume 53, Number 1, Article # 1FEA7.

Bowen-Ellzey, N., Davis, G.A., Romich, E., Lloyd, M. (2013). Extension-Led Economic Development Model - A Recipe for SuccessJournal of Extension, Volume 51, Number 2, Article #2FEA5.


Nancy Bowen is an Associate Professor and Field Specialist for Community Economics for Ohio State University Extension. Her areas of program specialization include Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E), strategic planning, entrepreneurship, workforce development, economic impact analysis, and renewable energy development. Nancy obtained a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New Orleans in 1990. In 1993 she became a certified economic developer (CEcD) through the International Economic Development Council. She has over 25 years experience in the field of community economic development. In December of 2014, Nancy was named the recipient of the Raymond A. Schindler Excellence in Community Development Extension Award.