Thomas Bower

Adjunct Instructor of Management

Judge, Iowa Court of Appeals


JD, Drake University; B.A. (Criminology/Political Science/Economics) Illinois State University.

Teaching Interests

Law; Legal and Social Environment of Business

Professional Accomplishments

Thomas Bower is a judge on the Iowa Court of Appeals and was previously a Black Hawk County District Court Judge. He has over 20years of law experience, including experience as the Assistant City Attorney for the city of Ames and the Assistant Black Hawk County Attorney.  He is a member of the Iowa Judges Association, the Black Hawk County Bar, and the Iowa Bar.  He also further serves the profession as a member of the Black Hawk/Grundy Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Iowa Supreme Court Task Force on Domestic Abuse, the Iowa Supreme Court Committee to Review Child Support Guidelines, and the Black Hawk County Adult Drug Court Program.

Latest News & Views

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Did You Know you Can Create Polls in Zoom?

If you’re prepared for each meeting with an agenda and/or classroom instruction and you’d like to take a poll, simply set one up prior to the meeting directly in Zoom. It’s easy to do and you’re able to share the results with participants during the meeting and download the results.

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How to Look Like a Rockstar in Zoom

Zoom has become the virtual meeting platform of choice for thousands of people due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re new to Zoom, or virtual meetings in general, the idea of online meetings can be overwhelming for us who’ve never worked or taken classes from home.

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How to Successfully Lead an Effective Team of Newly Remote Workers

COVID-19 is forcing us to make organizational adjustments that are outside of the comfort zone for some. Although it’s been reported that 43 percent of employees work remotely with some frequency, leading a team of employees from afar can feel daunting, especially if those employees are new to working from home. 

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How does this UNI business student, all-American athlete and entrepreneur find the time?

University of Northern Iowa senior wrestler Bryce Steiert (Management) had never commercially mowed a lawn before he started a landscaping business.
“That’s kind of how he competes,” said UNI wrestling head coach Doug Schwab of Steiert’s willingness to jump into something new. “We’ll have a little bit of a plan for his matches, but he knows where he wants to go.”​

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Will capitalism sustain us?

As I write this, I am attending a class, Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems, in Vienna.

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