Daniel Boward, Adjunct Faculty

Daniel Boward began his career as an environmental biologist with the State of Maryland in 1986. At the Maryland Department of the Environment, he conducted aquatic ecological assessments to support MDE’s permitting and enforcement programs. He also assisted other MDE biologists in advocating for the integration of biological criteria into the State’s water quality standards. While at MDE, Dan was the primary editor of the 1995 State of the Bay Report.

Dan joined the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ Maryland Biological Stream Survey (MBSS) in 1995. In 2000, he helped found the Maryland Stream Waders Program – one of the Country’s premier statewide volunteer monitoring efforts. Dan contributed heavily to DNR’s award-winning 1999 publication, From the Mountains to the Sea: the State of Maryland’s Freshwater Streams. In addition to contributing to the MBSS and Stream Waders programs, he currently serves as the Executive Secretary of the Maryland Water Monitoring Council.

Dan’s primary interests are aquatic ecology, ecological assessment, freshwater benthic macroinvertebrate ecology and taxonomy, biological criteria, volunteer monitoring, and fostering collaboration and communication among governmental, private and non-profit organizations monitoring Maryland’s waters.

Dan has a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Maryland College Park and a M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University. In addition to his work with DNR, he teaches part time in graduate programs at Johns Hopkins University and Towson University. In his spare time, Dan enjoys teaching guitar, tennis, bicycling, working on his 90-year-old house and slopping around in creeks. Dan has two children and lives in Northern Baltimore City.

Prof. Boward’s JHU email is dboward1@jhu.edu. He teaches Field Methods in Stream & Water Quality Assessment. He has taught a similar course at Towson University since 2004.