State College, Pennsylvania, United States
Pennsylvania State University
Newark, Delaware, United States
University of Delaware
Evanston, Illinois, United States
Bowen received a Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1973. Three years later she was given a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1981 from the University of Delaware.
Bowen began her career as a reasearch associate at Northwestern University in 1981. Also in 1981, she took a position of a postdoctoral fellow at National Institutes of Health of the University of North Carolina. Since 1984 Mary has been a senior biologist at Socially Responsible Investment International.
Bowen is a member of American Association for the Advancement of Science.
On February 15, 1986 Mary Bowen married James Otha Burke.