John Wesley Lowery, Department of
Student Affairs in Higher Education, will be promoted to full professor
effective Fall 2013.
Promotion to full professor rank
requires that the applicant demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching,
scholarship, and service.
The SAHE Department Promotion
Committee, in their unanimous and strong support for Lowery’s application for
promotion, described Lowery as an excellent instructor who is dedicated to the
preparation and socialization of the next generation of student affairs
professionals. The committee affirmed that Lowery has achieved a distinguished
record of scholarship that is recognized nationally for its relevance, timeliness,
quality, and enduring value. Finally, the committee recognized Lowery’s
dedicated contributions to higher education at the departmental, college, and
national levels through which he models for students the importance of service.
The SAHE department recommendation, combined
with uniformly positive recommendations from the dean, the University-Wide
Promotion Committee, and the provost were endorsed by President
Michael Driscoll in his decision to promote Lowery.
Lowery was hired at the rank
of associate professor in 2008. He was elected to department chair in 2012 and
earned tenure in May 2013.
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