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Faculty Profile: Lowell Flory
Executive Director, Institutional Advancement and Gift Planning
My childhood and youth were spent in a home headed by an Iowa farm boy turned history professor and by a Brethren pastor’s daughter. The pastor’s daughter was an accomplished household manager, a home economics major and dietetically exacting cook. In summers, the history professor often turned carpenter and construction manager, a predisposition which ultimately provided summer work for me and influenced his avocational interests.
A life in higher education was a goal from early youth. Starting down the path of graduate study in history, my focus was bumped off course by the intervention of a draft board “encouraging” me, as a 1-W, to seek alternative service work. A mandatory two year commitment grew into seven years with a position that led me to redirect graduate study to the organizational behavior and leadership field, and then subsequently to law. Enriched and honed both by the educational process and by professional and volunteer involvement, the intertwining of these three pursuits – history, leadership and organization, and law – has led to a perspective on life, faith, and vocation that may not be immediately apparent or logical to the distant observer, but represents my particular interest, perspective, and perhaps expertise.
I am married and a father of a son and three daughters, one of whom is a graduate of Bethany Theological Seminary and another working toward that end. Avocational interests include travel, enjoying certain genres of classical music, photography, and yes, woodworking and construction.
- B.A., History, McPherson College
- Graduate study in History, University of Kansas
- M.A., Organizational Communication, University of Kansas
J.D., University of Kansas School of Law
Courses Recently Taught:
- M260 – Leadership and Organizational Process
- M270 -- God, Money, & Time (co taught, on stewardship & finance)
Brethren Academy continuing education – Advanced Foundations of Church Leadership
- Organizational Behavior
- Human Resource Management
- Business Law
- International Business
- Strategic planning
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For a complete listing of accomplishments, Curriculum Vitae (coming soon)