St. Davids, PA, May 15, 2013: Robin Lowery (MBA '96), lecturer in business, received the 2013 Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award at the May Commencement after being chosen for this¬†award by her colleagues.
Robin says, "I am blessed to have the privilege to work with Eastern's students. They keep me energized and on my game with their questions, motivated when I see them show up and work hard, occasionally entertained with their ideas about accountants, and happy to be a part of their lives. I am truly grateful to receive this award and the many kind words from the Provost and my colleagues."¬†
Robin has worked at Eastern University for the past 16 years. She began teaching at Eastern in the fall of 2001, after serving five years as Eastern's assistant director of economic development and as an adjunct professor of accounting.
She earned her MBA in nonprofit management¬†at Eastern in 1996. Her husband, Scott, earned his BS in education at Eastern in 2009. They have two children; Caitlin is¬†serving in the Peace Corps in the Republic of Georgia, and Rob is completing his freshman year of college.
Candidates for this award must demonstrate that their teaching is intellectually challenging and has a lasting effect on students. They must help provide students with a critical view of the fundamentals of their discipline, as they relate that discipline to other fields and to the Christian worldview.
Before coming to Eastern, Robin served in senior accounting capacities with for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and with a national public accounting firm. Professor Lowery was a licensed CPA for 20 years, and her community service activities include being an officer of Pioneers, Inc. and an elected official on the Aldan Borough Council.
Prior recipients of the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award at Eastern University include Professors Dwight Peterson, Betsy Morgan, Ken Maahs, Caroline Cherry, Sandy Bauer, David Bradstreet, Van Weigel, Tom Dahlstrom, Chris Hall, Eloise Meneses, Mark Hallen, Phil Cary, Wendy Mercier, Jack Bower, Kent Sparks, and Walt Huddell.