Stephen Bowen (biologist)

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Stephen Bowen is an American biologist, educator, and educational administrator.[1] Since August 2005[2] he has been the Dean and CEO of Oxford College of Emory University, located in Oxford, Georgia.

Early life and education[edit]

Bowen received his bachelor's degree in 1971 from Depauw University.[2] He earned an M.A. from Indiana University in 1973 and his Ph.D. from Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa in 1976.[2]

Career[edit]

Bowen's work has often focused on the ecology of fisheries.[2] He has published widely on diet and digestion in a number of aquatic species, nutritional value of several waterborne substances, DNA diversity in the Great Lakes, among other subjects. His work has involved grants from the National Science Foundation, the state of Michigan, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, among other agencies. He has been designated a certified fisheries biologist by the American Fisheries Society.[2] Bowen is a senior fellow at the American Association of Colleges and Universities.

Beginning in 1978, he joined the faculty of Michigan Technological University as an assistant professor.[1] He later became the biology department chair, then an associate dean, vice provost, interim provost, and finally in 2000 vice provost for instruction and distance learning.[2] In 2001, he became provost and vice president for academic affairs at Bucknell University.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Bowen has been married to his wife Nancy since 1973. They have three children: Gabe, Matt, and April.

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