Dr. Jerry Bowen

Name: Dr. Jerry Bowen

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 918-343-7574

Title: Professor

Department: Biology

Office: Library, Room 105

Dr. Jerry BowenEducation

Ph.D., Entomology
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

M.S., Biology
B.S., Mathematics, Minor in Biology
Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX

Professional Experience

2020-Present, Professor
2016-2020, Associate Professor
2013-2023, Department Head, Department of Biology
2012-2013, Interim Department Head, Department of Biology
2009-2016, 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

Public Service:

  • Scholarly Articles Editor for the Q&A: The Law Journal of the OBA (Oklahoma Bar Association)


  • 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.