Alisa Lowrey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education

Dr. Alisa Lowrey is an Associate Professor at the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a special educator with more than 25 years experience working primarily with individuals with developmental disabilities while also preparing others to work in this field. Her research includes teacher education, training and evaluation; inclusive educational practices including postsecondary practices for students with developmental disabilities including autism; and designing quality, individualized curricula to include the application of Universal Design for Learning. Dr. Lowrey has been Principal Investigator of several grants and contracts including a DOE TPSID grant and the Louisiana Autism Spectrum and Related Disabilities statewide autism project. Dr. Lowrey currently serves as the co-Editor of FOCUS on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities.

Selected Publications
Marshall, K.J., Karvonen, M, Yell, M.L., Lowrey, K.A., Drasgow, E., & Seaman, M.A. (2013). Project Respect: An evidence-based mentoring model for induction teachers. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 24, 127-136.

Ayres, K.M., Lowrey, K.A., Douglas, K., & Sievers, C. (2012). The question still remains: What happens when the curricular focus for students with significant disabilities shifts? Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities,47(1), 14-22.

Lowrey, K.A., Basham, J.D., Gardner, J.E., & Jones, M. (2011).
Computer-Mediated Collaboration: Using the Web to Contextualize
Representational Issues in General and Special Education Practice. Knowledge, Skills and Dispositions for Culturally Competent and Interculturally Sensitive Leaders in Education.

Ayres, K. M, Lowrey, K. A., Douglas, K., & Sievers, C. (2011). I can identify Saturn but I can’t brush my teeth: What happens when the curricular focus for students with severe disabilities shifts. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities,46(1), 11-21.

Basham, J.D., Lowrey, K.A. & Byk, A. (2010). Computer-mediated
communication as a universal design for learning solution. Journal of Special Education Technology 25(2), 31-44.