Rodney L. Lowman

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Psychologist, academic administrator and entrepreneur

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Rodney L. Lowman is president of Lowman & Richardson, a consulting psychology service in San Diego, California, as well as Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Alliant International University. Lowman first earned his BS in business in 1969 at Oklahoma State University before earning a BA in psychology at the University of Oklahoma in 1973. He then earned an MA and PhD in industrial-organizational psychology at the University of Michigan in 1979.

Lowman is as well known for his work outside of academia as he is within it. Lowman primarily focuses in industrial-organizational psychology, offering consulting on how psychology principles can be applied to better run organizations; because of this, he is considered a major figure in consulting psychology. In particular, Lowman is interested in ethics, and how ethics can be applied through consulting psychology. As influential in administration as he is in consulting, Lowman has held a variety of high-profile roles, including department head at Louisiana Tech University, Acting President of Alliant International University, and president of Lake Superior State University, as well as board roles on the APA council, and the Committee on Professional Practice and Standards.

Over his career, Lowman has received awards and honors including fellowship with several APA divisions, the Society of Consulting Psychology’s Service Award, and the Richard Kilburg Service Award by the Society of Psychologists in Management.

Notable published works from Lowman include An Introduction to Consulting Psychology: Working With Individuals, Groups, and Organizations and The Ethical Practice of Consulting Psychology.

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According to Wikipedia, Rodney L. Lowman is an American psychologist, academic administrator and entrepreneur whose major contributions have been in the areas of career assessment and counseling, ethical issues in Industrial and Organizational Psychology , the integration of clinical psychology and I-O psychology and helping to develop the field of consulting psychology. In a study of the most prolific contributors to the Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, Lowman was rated the second highest contributor for articles for the period 1992-2007.

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