George S. Lowry, a native of Charleston, West Virginia, came to Randolph-Macon College in 1984 after managing field and office operations of his family's masonry construction company.
Professor Lowry received a B.A. in Sociology in 1975 from the Morris Harvey College of the University of Charleston; a Masters of Science degree in Business from Radford University in 1977; and the Ph.D. in Business in 1992 from Virginia Commonwealth University concentrating in management and finance.
Since joining the faculty of Randolph-Macon, he has presented and published a variety of papers in the fields of management and applied finance, some with emphasis in teaching and technology. His research interests in issues of integration for the European Union earned him invitations to moderate sessions at international conferences in Brussels, Belgium in 1997 and 1999. In 2002, he spent seven months in England conducting extensive research on the EU and interviewing a variety of business and political leaders in Britain and the continent. Dr. Lowry is active in several professional organizations, notably serving in various leadership roles in the Decision Sciences Institute and the Institute for Operations Management and Management Science. He continues to serve as a Managing Editor for the Virginia Economics Journal.
Dr. Lowry is the recipient of a Cragie Grant, served as the Culpeper Foundation Grant Director, was named a Wye and Culpeper Fellow, and is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma, the national honorary society for academic achievement in schools of business.
He has served the College as past Chair of the Committee on Resources and Plans, as a member of the Cost Management, Executive, and College Life Committees, as well as the Computer Literacy and the International Relations Councils. His service also includes Chairing the Department of Economics and Business, the College's Technology Initiative Steering Committee, and the International Relations and International Studies Programs. In addition, he has worked on a variety of projects involving the Offices of the President, the Dean, Treasurer, and Development, and coordinated two Teaching, Learning, and Technology conferences fo the VFIC held at the College.
Dr. Lowry also serves as the Director of the Bassett Internship Program.
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