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Professor Chair

Instruction Curriculum Leadership

Office Location: 406 Ball Hall

Phone: (901) 678-5645


Dr. Lowther has devoted her academic career to the area of K-12 technology integration. This focus is illustrated in her ongoing research, publications, presentations, and work with graduate students. Lowther serves or has served as the lead researcher for multiple high-profile studies investigating technology integration policies and practices through her work with the Center for Research in Educational Policy. These include two U.S. Department of Education Institute of Educational Sciences studies:  Hybrid Algebra 1 and TN EdTech Accountability Model. Lowther served as co-principal investigator with Dr. Linda Cavalluzzo for the five-year Kentucky Hybrid Algebra 1 study, which was one of two Randomized Control Trials sponsored by the Regional Educational Lab for Appalachia.

Dr. Lowther is co-author of two technology integration textbooks, Instructional Technology and Media for Learning (10th Ed.) and Integrating Technology into the Curriculum (4th Ed.). Both books have received national awards and have been translated into multiple languages. 

Lowther has a strong commitment to mentor and support graduate students. She has chaired 18 dissertations of students who successfully completed their doctoral studies and is currently chairing six doctoral students working on their final research residency or dissertations. She actively engages her doctoral students in research and scholarship, which has resulted in 29 publications and 30 presentations that were co-authored with doctoral students.

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