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UNM Graduate Studies bids farewell to Dr. Lowrey

December 12, 2018

 Dr. Tim Lowrey

UNM Graduate Studies bids a fond farewell to our Associate Dean, Dr. Tim Lowrey, who is retiring after 29 years as a faculty member at UNM.

Dr. Lowrey received his doctorate in Botany from U.C. Berkeley followed by a post-doctoral research fellowship at Ohio State University. Before joining the Biology Department at UNM as an Assistant Professor and Herbarium Curator in 1990, he was a faculty member at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and the National University of Singapore. During his career at UNM he as served as Associate Chair of Biology, Director of the Museum of Southwestern Biology, Interim co-Director of Museum Studies Program, Chair of the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee, and Chair of the Committee on Governance. He has been editor of the botanical journal, Madroño, and President of the International Organization of Plant Biosystematists. He is currently Professor of Biology, Curator, UNM Herbarium and Regents Lecturer.

He has been Associate Dean of Graduate Studies since 2013. During his service in Graduate Studies he has assisted in developing the Cooperative Graduate Cross-enrollment Program to allow graduate students at UNM, NMSU, and NM Tech to enroll and obtain course credit from the other participating universities. He has worked to create and co-administer the Graduate Teaching Academy. Other duties included reviewing and funding grant applications for selected Graduate Studies small grant programs and participating in Academic Program Review activities for academic programs affiliated with Graduate Studies. He is a member of the Associate Deans of Research Advisory Committee, Campus Assessment Committee, Lobo Respect, and ex-officio member of the Faculty Senate Graduate and Professional Committee.

Graduate Studies is sincerely grateful for Dr. Lowrey’s dedicated service and wishes him all the best in his future endeavors.