Dr. Deb Lowry is professor of sociology in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Montevallo. She earned a B.A. from Grand Valley State University, an M.A. from Western Michigan University, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. She was an NIH (National Institutes of Health) Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan’s Population Studies Center.
Dr. Lowry joined the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences in 2011. She teaches a variety of courses including Social Problems, Social Change, Aging & the Life Course, Environmental Sociology, and Contemporary Chinese Society. She also teaches the capstone course for the major.
Dr. Lowry’s research interests include the sociology of aging, family and demography (East Asia), and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). She has authored or co-authored several publications in journals such as Teaching Sociology, Population Research and Policy, and The Journal of Family Studies, a chapter in Otherhood: Feminist Perspectives on Voluntary and Involuntary Childlessness, and a chapter in SAGE Publication’s forthcoming Social Problems in Action (edited by Korgen, Trautner, and Atkinson). In 2022, Rowman & Littlefield published her textbook Aging and the Life Course: Social and Cultural Contexts.