Kevin B. Lowe, Ph.D.
Professor, Department Head of Business Administration
Leadership, International Human Resource Management, Work Teams
Kevin B. Lowe is a Professor and Department Head of Business Administration in the Bryan School of Business and Economics at The University of North Carolina of Greensboro. Dr. Lowe holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Chapman Graduate School of Business at Florida International University, an MBA with an emphasis in investments from Stetson University, and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Louisville.
Professor Lowe’s research on human resource management, leadership, and cross-cultural management has appeared in a number of diverse outlets including The Leadership Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resource Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Advances in International Comparative Management, Journal of Leadership Studies, Public Personnel Management and International Business Review. Professor Lowe was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Western Australia from July to December 2002 and from March to August 2004. He was a Visiting Academic at the University of Southern Queensland from May to August 2007. In 2007 Dr. Lowe was named as one of two McDowell Research Fellows in UNCG Greensboro’s McDowell Center for Global Information Technology Management.
Dr. Lowe’s research excellence has been recognized in several ways. He is the only two time recipient of the Best Paper Award from The Leadership Quarterly. Kevin is currently on the editorial boards of the The Leadership Quartely, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies and the Journal of World Business. Dr Lowe has also served as an Associate Editor of The Leadership Quarterly for six years. In 2002 his paper on corporate reputation received the Outstanding Congress Paper Award from the ANZAM/IFSAM World Business Congress and in 2003 he received the Outstanding Reviewer Award from the Western Academy of Management. Kevin chaired the Outstanding Paper Award Committee for the Southern Management Association in 2003 and was the SMA 2004 International Management and Innovation track chair.
Dr. Lowe’s teaching excellence has also garnered recognition. He received the Bryan School of Business and Economics Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award in 1999 and the Bryan School’s Senior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award in 2006. In 2007 Professor Lowe received the Board of Governors Teaching Excellence Award recognizing teaching excellence across the 16 campus University of North Carolina system and was nominated to the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education for a U.S. Professor of the Year Award. Dr. Lowe has been a featured speaker on the topic of teaching excellence to the doctoral and faculty consortiums of the Southern Management Association (2003, 2005, 2007) and the Southwestern Academy of Management (2008). Kevin is a research associate of the Center for Creative Leadership where he has been involved in the design of leadership development programs. Dr Lowe, is a research fellow of the McDowell Research Center for Global IT Management and was UNC Greensboro’s inaugural faculty fellow in leadership.
At the University level Professor Lowe is currently an alternate delegate to the UNC Faculty Assembly, is a member of the Scholars at Risk committee, UNC-EP committee, and particpates in the Provost’s New Faculty Mentoring Program. Past University service includes the leadership advisory committee of the Office of Leadership and Service Learning, the OLSL long term vision and program review committees, the BELL steering committee, the Entrepreneurship in the Arts committee and the Design and Arts Symposium Planning Committee. Kevin has also chaired the Bryan School’s strategic planning committee, has served on Bryan graduate and undergraduate program committees, has advised several Bryan School organizations, serves on multiple dissertation committees, and teaches in the Program for Management Development.
Dr. Lowe has been actively involved with a number of organizations. His professional and research partners include ConocoPhillips, the Center for Creative Leadership, Wells Fargo Corporation, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, C. D. Earls and Associates, Cone Mills, Joe's Stone Crab, Lorillard, Motorola Corporation, Piedmont Triad Film Commission, Citibank, Premier Cruise Lines, Vencor and the World Bank-Philippines.