L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs



Lowery to Receive Award

Patrick Lowery, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Wilder School’s Criminal Justice program, will receive the SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award during the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

The honor recognizes untenured, junior scholars who have taught less than five years and earned a terminal graduate degree less than five years ago. The 2018 annual meeting will take place in New Orleans from Feb. 13-17.

ACJS is an international association established in 1963 to foster professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice. ACJS promotes criminal justice education, research, and policy analysis within the discipline of criminal justice for both educators and practitioners.

Lowery joined the Wilder School faculty in 2016. His research focuses primarily on socio-legal studies and the intersection of race and poverty in the juvenile justice system.

“Patrick Lowery has been an excellent addition to the Wilder School, as a new, young faculty member who teaches and does research on issues crucial for our students and the public at large,” said Jay S. Albanese, Ph.D., professor and Criminal Justice chair. “This recognition shows his interest and promise in developing further as a teacher and scholar.”