John J. Bowders

John J. Bowders

P.E., Professor

E3506 Lafferre Hall

Phone: 573-882-8351

Email: bowdersj@missouri.edu

Civil and Environmental Engineering


John J. Bowders is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Missouri. Before his current appointment, Bowders worked in the civil engineering department of the University of Texas at Austin for three years and served on the faculty at West Virginia University (WVU) for nine years. During his tenure at WVU, Bowders was an on-site adviser to the U.S. Army Research Office’s terrestrial sciences program. He is a registered professional engineer in Missouri and West Virginia.


PhD from the University of Texas
MS from Drexel University
BS from Drexel University

Technical Focus

Geotechnical engineering

Subsurface containment systems

Water and chemical movement in soil