Dr. Brand Bowler is the Program Chair for the Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics and the Bachelor of Arts in Real Estate Studies in the Forbes School of Business at Ashford University. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University, a Master of Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. Dr. Bowler's experience prior to joining Ashford includes working in tax preparation and analysis, facilities planning, property management, real estate brokerage, and teaching at University of Phoenix. His favorite part of teaching is the opportunity to improve and change students' lives. To students, he says, "Enjoy the journey ahead and relax! The effort made will pay dividends. The best investment made in life is you."