Anne H. Bower, PhD




4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

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Anne H. Bower, PhD


Research & Clinical Interests

Dr. Anne Bower 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.  She has several publications on the use of phytotherapy in addressing chronic conditions.  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.  Her current cross-disciplinary research is on the development of textile dyes from invasive plant species. She uses hands-on innovative teaching practices developed from a National Science Foundation project to teach Biodiversity, Ecology, Medicinal Plants, Preventative Medicine, Natural Resource Management, Biology Research I & II and field courses (Yellowstone National Park, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua).



PhD - School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL - 1996. Dissertation Title: Technology Transfer of Cocoa Management Practices in Agroforestry for Hillside Farmers in Jamaica

MS - School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL - 1991

BS - cum laude with Ding Darling Research Award in Biology, double major in Behavioral Biology & Psychology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI - 1983



  • President’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009
  • University NEXUS Learning Award in 2014
  • College of Life Sciences Teaching Award in 2019
  • Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education Distinguished Service Board of Trustees 2005-2012