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Memoir

Malcolm A. Lowther
Regent's Proceedings 328

Malcolm A. Lowther, professor of education, will retire from active faculty status on May 31, 1995, after 36 years of service to the University of Michigan.

Professor Lowther received his B.S. degree from the University of Michigan in 1946, his M.Ed. degree from Wayne State University in 1951, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1961. He taught in the Detroit public schools from 1946-49 and worked for several Detroit-area corporations from 1949-59. He joined the faculty of the University of Michigan in 1960 as an instructor in the School of Education. In 1961, he was named assistant professor and coordinator of the student teaching program. He was promoted to associate professor in 1965 and professor in 1969.

In the School of Education, Professor Lowther taught courses in secondary school curriculum theory and practice, affective development, and educational strategies and adult role performance, and worked extensively with graduate students. His exceptional record of service includes having been assistant dean, program chair, and division chair and service on numerous School of Education committees. Professor Lowther's most recent research has centered on the quality of teachers' worklife and job satisfaction among teachers.

Among Professor Lowther's memberships are the American Psychological Association, the American Educational Research Association, and the Association for Institutional Research. His publications have been widely cited, and include: "Midlife Career Development Theory and Research: Implications for Work and Education" (with others), in Changing Lives, edited by M. Bloom; "Organizational Commitment of Child Care Providers Employed in Center Facilities" (with N. Webb), Journal of Child and Youth Care; and "Course Planning Exploration for Program Self-study: User manual," NCRIPTL, University of Michigan. Professor Lowther has also served as a reviewer for the Review of Higher Education and for Jossey-Bass Publishers.

The Regents now salute this distinguished educator by naming Malcolm A Lowther professor emeritus of education.