David R. Ownby

Department of Chemistry

Environmental Science and Studies Program


David Ownby is an Associate Professor of Chemistry. He joined the Towson University Chemistry Department in 2007 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted in 2012. In 2014, he was appointed the Graduate Director for the Environmental Science Program. At Towson, He has taught General Chemistry and Introduction to Environmental Chemistry for undergraduates and Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology for the Environmental Science Graduate Program.

Prior to Towson he spent three years at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX. While at SFA, David was an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, managed the Environmental Assessment Laboratory, and taught a broad range of classes including Introduction to Environmental Science, Environmental Measurements, Environmental Assessment, Ecotoxicology, and Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Issues.

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Ph.D. in Marine Science
The College of William & Mary

M.S. in Environmental Toxicology
Clemson University

B.S. in Chemistry (ACS Certified)
Davidson College


Contact Information:

David R. Ownby
Department of Chemistry
8000 York Road
Towson University
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Office: Smith Hall 514D
Phone: 410 704-2946
Fax: 410 704-4265