After service in the U.S. Army, Allen Lowery was certified as a law enforcement officer in Ohio, eventually serving as a street officer, detective, and undercover narcotics investigator. Allen also gained criminal justice experience as a deputy sheriff and a certified law enforcement academy instructor.
Dr. Lowery earned an Associate Degree in law enforcement from Tiffin University, a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science from the University of Findlay, an M.B.A. from Tiffin University, and a Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University with concentrations in Criminology/Deviant Behavior and Social Psychology. While in graduate school Allen also gained considerable experience in research methodology and statistical analysis. Additionally, Dr. Lowery had the opportunity to spend a week with Steve Gottlieb of the Alpha Group studying crime analysis.
Dr. Lowery has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level, served on several master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation committees, and developed courses and programs for several colleges and universities. He has experience instructing in seated, blended, hybrid and online environments.
Allen is currently an adjunct member of the criminal justice faculty of Kent State University, Ashland University, and Kaplan University, has past experience as a graduate faculty member with Troy University, and has served as faculty at Rhodes State College, Tiffin University, the University of Findlay, and Georgia State University. Allen has also served in the academic leadership positions of Regional Director, Site Director, Associate Dean, Dean, and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Additionally, he has participated in four accreditation or reaccreditation visits involving team visits from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the New England Association of Colleges and School, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.