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Professor of Psychology

Joseph Lowman

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Joseph Lowman is Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he joined the faculty in 1970 after receiving his Ph. D. there in clinical psychology. He took his A.B. degree from Greensboro College in psychology in 1966. Throughout his long career Joe taught graduate courses on Community Mental Health Treatment Models, Teaching of Psychology, and History of Psychology. With undergraduates he taught Abnormal Psychology and Theories of Personality and in recent years offered a course on Evolutionary Psychology that also addresses cross-cultural issues. In addition to serving a clinical supervisor in UNC’s training clinic Joe has directed a number of undergraduate and graduate research projects on all sorts of topics. Since publishing the first edition of Mastering the Techniques of Teaching in 1994 (Jossey-Bass, second edition in 1995) Joe’s research and professional interests have dealt largely with exemplary college teaching. Joe also published SuperShrink, a series of three computer simulated interactive case studies in 1990, which are now available at no cost on the Internet at Over the years Joe has been a popular speaker on college teaching at conferences and schools across the US and his own teaching has been recognized by UNC students and faculty by a number of teaching awards. Joe sailed on the 2001 SAS voyage around the world and also on the 2008 summer SAS voyage to the Baltic and Mediterranean Seas. For three semesters Joe directed UNC’s study abroad program in London and in the summer of 2007 he led a Burch Seminar for UNC students at the University of Botswana on Evolutionary Personality in an African Context.