William J. Lowe
Dr. William J. Lowe is Professor of History at Indiana University Northwest, where he served as chancellor during 2010-2020. He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (Ph.D., Modern History, 1975) and holds a B.A. in History from Michigan State University.
Dr. Lowe’s research and writing is in the field of modern Irish history and he was a Fulbright Scholar in Ireland (1990). His current project is the history of the Royal Irish Constabulary (R.I.C.), from 1836 until its disbandment in 1922. His articles have appeared in Irish Historical Studies, Irish Economic and Social History, Éire-Ireland, History Ireland and other international journals. Dr. Lowe’s book, The Irish in Mid-Victorian Lancashire: The Shaping of a Working Class Community, appeared in 1989.
His role as Professor of History includes cross-disciplinary teaching commitments in History, Criminal Justice and Economic History.
Prior to Indiana University, Dr. Lowe was Provost and Professor of History at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he also served as Interim President during 2007-2008. He has also held academic leadership positions in Albany (NY), Detroit (MI), Chicago (IL) and the State University of New York.