Department of Biology

Dr. Jerry Bowen

Department Head and Assistant Professor
Loshbaugh Hall, Room 208



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

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.