DEBORAH L. LOWTHER
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
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.