John Wesley Lowery, Ph.D.
Since the passage of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act in 1990, the federal government has had significant role in campus safety. This presentation will provide an overview of the federal laws, including the Clery Act and FERPA, which are directly related to campus safety. Particularly attention will be paid to new regulations stemming from passage of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, changes in the health and safety emergencies exception under FERPA, and the U.S. Department of Education’s enforcement of the Clery Act.
Dr. John Wesley Lowery joined NCHERM as an affiliated consultant in August 2009. He is an associate professor in the Student Affairs in Higher Education Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
He previously served on the faculty at Oklahoma State University, where he coordinated the college student affairs and higher education programs. His first faculty appointment was at the University of South Carolina, where he taught in and coordinated the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) Program.
John has a Masters degree in student personnel services from the University of South Carolina and his undergraduate degree in religious studies is from the University of Virginia. He earned his doctorate at Bowling Green State University in Higher Education Administration.
Before beginning his doctoral work in 1996, he was Director of Residence Life at Adrian College in Michigan and University Judicial Administrator at Washington University in St. Louis.
John served as ASJA’s (now ASCA) CAS Director for five years. He served on the Board of Directors for both NASPA (2002-2004) and ASJA (1996-1999). He has previously chaired the ASJA’s Legislative Issues and Resolutions Committees as well as co-chairing the Interassociation Task Force on the National Baseline Study on Campus Sexual Assault. John also previously served on the Core Council on Outreach and Advocacy for the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and on the directorate body of ACPA's Commission XV: Campus Judicial Affairs and Legal Issues. John also currently serves on the Board of Contributors for About Campus. John is the co-author of Navigating Past the “Spirit of Insubordination”: A Twenty-First Century Model Student Conduct Code.
His areas of consultation center around legislative issues, CAS standards, student conduct best practices and as an expert witness.
Lowery, J. W. (in press). Student conduct. In N. Zhang & F. J. D. MacKinnon (Eds.), Student affairs functions in higher education (4th ed.). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.
Lowery, J. W. (2009). How federal law applies to cases of campus sexual assault. In D. M. Barry & P. M. Cell (Eds.), Campus sexual assault response teams: Program development and operational management (pp. 4-1-4-13). Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute.
Lowery, J. W. (2008). Laws, policies, and mandates. In J. M. Lancaster & D. M. Waryold (Eds.) Contemporary administration of student conduct and ethical development on college campuses (pp. 71-96). Sterling, VA: Stylus.
Lowery, J. W. (2007). Legal implications of campus crime. In J. F. L. Jackson & M. C. Terrell (Eds.), Creating and maintaining safe college campuses: A sourcebook for enhancing and evaluating safety programs (pp. 205-220). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
Lowery, J. W., Palmer, C., & Gehring, D. D. (2005). Policies and practices of parental notification for student alcohol violations. NASPA Journal, 42, 415-429.
Stoner, E. N., II, & Lowery, J. W. (2004). Navigating past the “spirit of insubordination”: A twenty-first century model student conduct code with a model hearing script. Journal of College and University Law, 31, 1-77.