College of Arts and Sciences
Ph.D., 1993, Ohio University
M.A., 1991, Ohio University
B.A., 1988, Olivet Nazarene University
Dr. Lowe is the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He also serves as director of the University Honors Program and a professor of American history. He teaches the U.S.
history and research methods offerings at Olivet, which include the two U.S.
history surveys, Civil War and Reconstruction, U.S. in the Cold War, and a
seminar on the Little Bighorn campaign of 1876.
In addition to his administrative and teaching
responsibilities, Dr. Lowe has maintained an active role in research and
writing. His first book, The Kid on the
Sandlot: Congress and Professional Sports was published in 1995. That work
was followed by Sir Walter and Mr. Jones: Walter Hagen, Bobby Jones, and the
Rise of American Golf, which won the 2000 USGA International Book
He is also the author of numerous
shorter works—book chapters, book reviews, articles, and reference entries
appearing in a wide variety of academic and popular periodicals, such as GolfWorld,GOLF Magazine, Pebble Beach Magazine, Journal of Sport History, International Journal of the History of
Sport,Georgia Historical Quarterly, Dictionary of American Biography, and Scribner’s Encyclopedia of American Lives.
Dr. Lowe relaxes by spending time
with his wife, Kimberly, and two children, Stephen and Elizabeth. Besides
playing golf, he enjoys watching college football and reading, especially
biography. He also spends free time hiking, working outdoors, and tossing a Frisbee
for the family’s other significant member, a Giant Schnauzer named Rocket.