Diane Lowry

Clinical Associate Professor of Special Education

Diane Lawrence Lowry

Dr. Diane Lowry is the Special Education Coordinator and also a Special Education faculty member.

Research Interests

Dr. Lowry's research interests include educational assessment and instructional use of technology in education.


Clinical Associate Professor of Special Education, Dr. Lowry received her doctorate degree from the University of Mississippi. She holds a M.Ed. in Special Education from the University of Alabama Birmingham and an undergraduate degree in Communicative Disorders. She has thirty years of teaching experience in the field of special education.

Her collegiate experience includes teaching undergraduate and graduate courses as well as serving as the special education coordinator. She has taught students with mild/moderate disabilities and supervised special education teachers in suburban and urban public schools for sixteen years.

Her research focuses on formative assessment and effective teaching practices for students with mild/moderate disabilities. She has written several articles, presented at national and state conferences, and served on grant-writing teams for national and local grants.

Curriculum Vitae


B.S. Speech Pathology, Middle Tennessee State University (1975)

M.A. Special Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham (1976)

Ed.D. Elementary Education, The University of Mississippi (2011)