• Biography  

     Richard Cowart was born in Houston but raised in Corpus Christi and graduated from Mary Carroll High School. He then attended Texas A&M University Kingsville and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. Richard also earned MS degree from  Texas A&M University Corpus Christi in environmental science and later Doctor of Education also from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi (2008).  

    Dr. Cowart has a wide range of professional work experience. He began his career as a well-site Geologist in the Gulf of Mexico and North Sea.  Then advanced to consulting geologist in Houston.  Richard also is an Environmental Consultant for WEES Engineering in Corpus Christi, Texas.  Dr. Cowart has been with CBC for the past 17 years and has taught the following: Instructor Environmental Science Technology program Coastal Bend College 1997-1999.  Biology/Geology Professor Coastal Bend College 1999-present.  Courses taught include: Biol 1408, Biol 1322, Biol 2401, Biol 2402, Biol 2420 and Geol 1305, Geol 1403 and Geol 1404.  

    While outside the Dr. Cowart enjoys the outdoors by spending time with his family on hikes, fishing and hunting outings.  He also is an avid cyclist riding numerous times a week and participating in “Conquer the Coast” ride in Corpus Christi.  Dr. Cowart’s other hobbies include rock/fossil collecting, woodworking and restoring vintage Pachinko pinball machines.