K. Barbara Jetter Schowen, PhD

Year Inducted


Career Field



  • Director of the Honors Program at KU
  • First female science professor at Baker University
  • Sole female organic chemistry graduate student in her class at MIT
  • Coordinated summer undergraduate research participation programs in Chemistry for 18 years
  • 1997: recipient of WT Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 1996: received First Midwest American Chemical Society Award for Mentoring Undergraduate Research