Position: 
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Credentials: 
  • 1993, Ph.D., Ohio University
  • 1991, M.A., Ohio University
  • 1988, B.A., Olivet Nazarene University

Dr. Stephen Lowe is the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He also serves as director of the University Honors Program and a professor of American history. He teaches the U.S. history and research methods offerings at Olivet, which include the two U.S. history surveys, and the U.S. in the Cold War.  

In addition to his administrative and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Lowe has maintained an active role in research and writing. His first book, The Kid on the Sandlot: Congress and Professional Sports was published in 1995. That work was followed by Sir Walter and Mr. Jones: Walter Hagen, Bobby Jones, and the Rise of American Golf, which won the USGA’s 2000 Herbert Warren Wind Book Award. He is also the author of numerous shorter works—book chapters, book reviews, articles, and reference entries appearing in a wide variety of academic and popular periodicals, such as GolfWorld, GOLF Magazine, Journal of Sport History, International Journal of the History of Sport, Georgia Historical Quarterly, Dictionary of American Biography, and Scribner’s Encyclopedia of American Lives.

Dr. Lowe relaxes by spending time with his wife, Kimberly, and two children, Stephen and Elizabeth. Besides playing golf, he enjoys hiking, watching college football and reading, especially biography.