Bowser Joins GC Faculty as Assistant Biology Professor

Christa Bowser, an Oakland resident, will join the faculty of Garrett College as Assistant Professor of Biology, according to an announcement made recently by Jim Allen, Interim Dean of Instruction.

Bowser is familiar with Garrett College, having served as an adjust instructor from 1998 to 2003. In addition to teaching classes and labs in biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental science, she also served as an academic advisor for three years.

Most recently Bowser has worked for the Garrett County Board of Education teaching earth science, biology, and environmental science at Southern High School. She is experienced in teaching honors, merit, general, and special education students.

Enhancing her professional development, Bowser has served as a member of a teaching team under a Math/Science Partnership Grant through which she instructs summer academy classes for teachers focusing on strategies for teaching science in the classroom. She has also presented workshops on Studying and Learning Stem and is a member of the Maryland Common Core Curriculum Team.

Bowser has been recognized for her teaching ability. She was named the Oakland Elks Teacher of the Year in 2007 and the Maryland Outstanding Earth Science Teacher in 2006.

“It will be good to have Christa back at Garrett College. She is very well qualified for this position and has good rapport with students,” Jim Allen noted.

Bowser holds a Master of Science degree in environmental studies from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology with a minor in psychology which she earned at Alderson-Broadus College in Philippi, W.Va.

Bowser said she is very pleased to be returning the GC. “I am looking forward to my new role at Garrett College. This college serves an important purpose for students in our community, and I am proud to become part of its faculty,” she said.