Stephen Bowlus

Stephen Bowlus


I'm Steve Bowlus.  I'm an Adjunct Instructor in chemistry at Columbia College.  I teach fundamentals of chemistry and its laboratory (the fun stuff!).  Come join us to learn why we call chemistry "The Central Science."

Students with questions about current or upcoming courses should e-mail me!


B.S. - Humboldt State College
M.S. - University of Illinois at Urbana
Ph.D. - University of Illinois at Urbana

I spent most of my career as a research scientist in the agricultural chemicals field. I worked as an organic synthesis chemist (my primary training) and formulations chemist before moving into "computational chemistry."  From 1985, I did computational drug design, molecular modeling/theoretical chemistry, molecular simulation (more theory!) and statistics. I worked with synthesis and medicinal chemists, formulations chemists, chemical process engineers, and plant biochemists and agronomists. Yes! Chemistry is "central" to all of this!