Anne H. Bower

Anne H. Bower
Professor
Biology
Email: bowera@philau.edu

Anne has extensive international consulting experience with USAID and Peace Corps in agriculture, forestry, and parks management in Africa and the Caribbean and recently completed certification in Medicinal Herbalism at the Maryland University of Integrative Health.  Her M.S. and Ph.D. from University of Florida, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, focused on helping local farmers develop successful alternative food systems in Sierra Leone and Jamaica.  Guiding student researchers, she explores the management practices for endangered and invasive species at local parks and wildlife refuges.  Anne is fascinated by how students learn and use health information in their lives.  She uses hands-on innovative teaching practices developed from a National Science Foundation project to teach Introduction to Biology I and II, Environmental Issues, Biodiversity, Ecology, Medicinal Plants, Public Health Issues, Natural Resource Management and field courses (Yellowstone National Park, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua). 

Awards/Publications

  1. Cundell, DR and Bower, AH. 2015. Potential for Turmeric in Preventing Chronic Inflammatory Disease: A Review of the Clinical Evidence. pp 51-132. In: Taylor, G. (ed) Turmeric: Nutritional Properties, Uses and Potential Benefits.  Nova Publishers, New York.  ISBN: 978-1-63484-011-8

  2. Bower, A. and Lee. E. Dec. 15, 2010.  Conservation Easement Baseline Documentation for The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education.  Natural Lands Trust and Pennsylvania Department of Natural Resources.  $750,000.

  3. Anne was bestowed the President’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009 and the University NEXUS Learning Award in 2014.


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