College of Arts and Sciences
History and Political Science
Ph.D., 1993, Ohio University
M.A., 1991, Ohio University
B.A., 1988, Olivet Nazarene University
Dr. Lowe teaches the U.S. history offerings, including the two U.S. history surveys; Civil War and Reconstruction; U.S. in the Cold War; and American social thought.
In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he 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 Award.
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 himself, he loves to caddie for his children while they play and coach them in other sports, including soccer and basketball. He also enjoys working outdoors, and tossing a Frisbee for the family's other significant member, a Giant Schnauzer named Rocket.