L. Randolph Lowry, President, Lipscomb University, Founding Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and Professor of Law B.A., Pepperdine University, 1974 M.P.A, Pepperdine University, 1977 J.D., Hamline University School of Law, 1981
Now as President of Lipscomb University and formerly as the founder and director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and a professor of law, Professor Lowry is one of the nation's leaders in the dispute resolution field. As a professor he provides academic leadership to Pepperdine's extensive dispute resolution program, and is consulted regularly by other universities regarding their work in that field.
>He has served as a visiting professor at Vermont Law School, University of New Mexico, University of Idaho, Abilene Christian University, Hamline University (Modena, Italy), City University of Hong Kong, as well as Bond University in Australia. As a teacher he trains more than 4000 lawyers, judges, and managers in more that 25 states and several foreign countries each year. Organizations that have utilized his training include Federal Judicial Center, National Judicial Institute (Canada), Nike, Lexis-Nexis, Chevron, and hundreds of others. He is co-author of three books in dispute resolution.
Professor Lowry is also a practitioner of what he teaches, regularly mediating complex cases. Such experiences range from the resolution of multi-million dollar civil cases and public policy disputes in the United States to the resolution of organizational conflict in Nairobi, Kenya. In addition, he regularly consults with public and private sector organizations on the effective management of conflict.