Department of Biology

Dr. Jerry Bowen

Department Head and Assistant Professor
Loshbaugh Hall, Room 208



  • Ph.D., Entomology
    Oklahoma State University
  • M.S., Biology
    Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX
  • B.S., Mathematics, Minor in Biology
    Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX

Professional Experience

  • 2013-Present, Department Head, Department of Biology
  • 2012-2013, Interim Department Head, Department of Biology
  • 2009-Present, Assistant Professor of Biology
    Rogers State University, Claremore, OK
  • 2007-2009, Post Doctoral Fellow
  • 2002-2007, Research/Teaching Assistant
    Oklahoma State University
  • 2001-2002, Research Assistant (Electron Microscopy)
  • 2000-2002, Teaching Assistant
    Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX

Service to the Institution, Profession, and Public

Rogers State University:

  • Animal Care and Use Ad Hoc Committee
  • Biology Gen Ed Assessment Committee
  • Biology BS Assessment Committee
  • RSU Policies and Procedures Committee


  • Local Arrangements Committee, 2010 Meeting of the Southwestern Branch of the Entomological Society of America
  • Local Arrangements Co-chair, 2008 National Conference on Urban Entomology
  • 2006 Resolutions Committee, Entomological Society of America
  • University Library Advisory Committee, Edmon Low Library, Oklahoma State University
  • Graduate and Professional Student Government Association, Entomology Departmental Representative
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters – Bowling for Kids Sake (United Way), Stillwater, OK
  • Boy Scout Camp, Cleveland, OK
  • Payne County Audubon Society’s Nature Day, Stillwater, OK
  • Kids on Kampus, Stillwater, OK
  • Girl Scouts Twilight Camp, Edmond, OK

Professional Affiliations

  • American Arachnological Society
  • American Entomological Society
  • Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society
  • Central States Entomological Society
  • Entomological Society of America
  • Gamma Sigma Delta Agriculural Honor Society
  • North Texas Pest Control Association
  • Sanborn Entomology Club
  • Sigma Xi
  • Society of Southwestern Entomologists


  • Bowen, C. Jerry, Deborah C. Jaworski, Nalinda B. Wasala.  2009.  Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor Expression and Protein Localization in Amblyomma americanum (Ixodidae).  Experimental and Applied Acarology.
  • Jaworksi, D. C., C. J. Bowen, N. B. Wasala.  2009.  Amblyomma americanum (L): Tick macrophage migration inhibitory factor peptide immunization lengthens lone star tick feeding intervals in vivo.  Experimental Parasitology  121(4): 384-387.
  • Bowen, C. Jerry, Norman V. Horner, and William B. Cook. 2004.  Pitfall trap survey of gnaphosid spiders from Wichita County of north-central Texas (Araneae, Gnaphosidae).  Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society  77(3):181-192.
  • Buzas-Stephens, P., Emile A. Pessagno, Jr., and C. Jerry Bowen.  2003.  Foraminiferal response to habitat disruption: Arroyo Colorado, Texas.  Journal of Foraminiferal Research  33(4):294-308.
  • Buzas-Stephens, Pamela, Emile A. Pessagno, Jr., and C. Jerry Bowen. 2002.  Update on species names for Ammonia and Elphidium, common foraminifera along the Texas gulf coast.  The Texas Journal of Science  54(1):3-16.