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Nick J. Fowler

Nick J. Fowler

Nick J. Fowler
Title: Director of Business Administration
Dept: Business Administration
Office: 228
Phone: (309) 692-4092 x2280
Fax: (309) 692-3893
Email: njfowler@midstate.edu

Mailing Address

Attn: Nick J. Fowler
Director of Business Administration
Midstate College
411 W. Northmoor Road
Peoria, IL 61614

Office Hours

Course Location Time
General 228 M,Tu,W,Th 10:00am–4:00pm


Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs, I realized quickly that learning had to be a life-long commitment. I’ve worked hard to blend my love of business and education into a career. My professional experiences range from restaurant executive manager to public high school teacher. I hold a seat on many boards and committees throughout the community, chair a non-for-profit organization, and volunteer often.

Midstate College is the perfect place to expand and share my passion and experience. My primary responsibility is supporting and educating our students. From scheduling to tutoring, or simply being someone to talk to who understands, students’ needs come first. I always encourage our students to call, write, or stop by to keep me posted on how their classes are going. I also enjoy the many projects I’m involved in that are instrumental in keeping our Business Administration Department’s curriculum, technology, resources, and faculty on the forefront of ever-evolving business education programs.

With a degree and personal hobby/passion for studying history, I was a high school history teacher for 5 years before making the move to higher education. I occasionally teach, or guest lecture in, the areas of U.S. history, western civilization, and local Peoria history. My goal has always been to combat the stigma that "history is boring" with a fun, energetic, and engaging class where students can truly enhance all of their skills; not just rote memorization of people and dates. I've since expanded this philosophy to all of content areas in which I teach.

I also hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Illinois. I teach a wide variety of courses in business, management, marketing, and human resources within the Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration Programs. In 2017, I completed a graduate-certificate in Human Resource Management from the University of Illinois Springfield. With this credential I specialize in the following areas: Staffing, training and development, total compensation, employee relations, labor relations, and human resource law.

I’m looking forward to continuing my education by pursuing a doctoral degree in the near future. I am very proud to be a part of the Midstate Family!


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), 2016
    University of Illinois
  • Bachelor of Science - Secondary Education & Social Sciences, 2009
    Bradley University

Work Experience

  • Midstate College (2018–present)
    Director of Business Administration
  • Midstate College (2016–present)
    Full Time Faculty - Business Administration
  • Midstate College (2013–2016)
    Academic Advisor / Instructor

Awards and Certifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management - University of Illinois at Springfield, 2017

    Postgraduate academic certification in human resource management with the following areas of focus: Staffing, training and development, total compensation, employee relations, labor relations, and human resource law.

  • Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL), 2009

    State of Illinois Teaching Certificate