John J. Bowders

John J. Bowders

John J. Bowders, Professor, P.E.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

John Bowders profile


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

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