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Christa Bowser
Associate Professor of Biology


Christa Bowser

Associate Professor of Biology

Academic area: Biology


Professor Bowser earned a Master of Science degree in Environmental Studies from Ohio University. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Alderson Broaddus University. Professor Bowser teaches numerous biology and chemistry courses at Garrett College. She is currently a member of the National Association of Biology Teachers and has served as an executive member of the Maryland Association of Science Teachers.

Academic Degrees

  • Master of Science in Environmental Studies, Ohio University
  • B.A. in Biology, Minor in Psychology, Alderson Broaddus University


  • Biology 104: Principles of Biology
  • Biology 101: General Biology I
  • Biology 109: Human Biology and the Environment
  • Biology 130: Principles of Nutrition
  • Biology 102: General Biology II


  • National Association of Biology Teachers (current member)
  • Executive Board Member of Maryland Association of Science Teachers (2010-2012)