Stephen Bowlus

Stephen Bowlus


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

All of my courses are managed through Canvas.  Canvas shells for summer, 2018, courses are now available.  Registered students should log in and familiarize themselves with the course content and organization.  Students should also assure their access to ALEKS is in order - there are assignments from the first day of class!

If you have a question about current or upcoming courses, send me an e-mail!


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, plant and insect physiologists and biochemists, and agronomists. Yes! Chemistry is "central" to all of this!