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School of the Environment
1515 S Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
FSH Science Research Center
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

Marcia Owens, J.D. Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Environmental Sciences Institute
Florida A&M University
1515 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
Tel: 850-412-7208
FAX: 850-412-7207
email: marcia.owens@famu.edu


  • Postdoctoral: Lilly Fellow in Religious Practices and Practical Theology, Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2004

  • M.Div., Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2003

  • Ph.D., Educational Studies (Science/Environmental Education), Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2000

  • Diploma for Advanced Studies in Teaching, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1998

  • J.D., Emory School of Law, Atlanta, GA, 1988

  • Graduate Study, Biology, Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA, 1983-1985

  • B.S., Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, 1982

Research Interests

Environmental Literacy

Interdisciplinary Environmental Policy

Environmental Justice

Environment and Religion

Selected Publications

Owens, M.A. (2006). Consuming Responsibly. In Brubaker, Peters, and Stivers (Editors), Justice in a Global Economy: Strategies for Home, Community, and World, Westminster John Knox, Louisville, KY (2006).

Sanford, G.S. Owens, M.A., and Odusanya, B.M., Differential Influence of Dexamethasone on the Activity and Synthesis of ß-Galactoside Specific Lectin (Galaptin) During Postnatal Lung Development, Experimental Lung Research 19:91-104 (1993).