- Professor of Biology, Jefferson University
Dr. Anne Bower has extensive international consulting experience with USAID and Peace Corps in agriculture, forestry, ethnobotany and parks management in Africa and the Caribbean. She is certified in Medicinal Herbalism from Maryland University of Integrative Health. 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. Her current research focuses on three areas: 1) Clinical phytotherapy and herbal medicine applications, 2) Potential commercial use of invasive plants dyes for cotton and wool and 3) discovery-based STEM pedagogy in higher education.
- Ph.D. University of Florida, Forest Resources & Conservation