David L. Lowery, DPA

Full Professor of Homeland Security & Public Administration, School of Business

David L. Lowery, DPA

Areas of Expertise:

  • Homeland Security
  • Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) Ops
  • Public Administration
  • Organizational Leadership & Management
  • Native American Leadership
  • Native American Ethnohistory
  • Human Resource Management
  • Political Science


  • Doctor of Public Administration, Valdosta State University (2016)
  • Master of Science in Native American Leadership (with Honors), Southeastern Oklahoma State University (2020)
  • Air War College, Air University (2012)
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership & Management, George Washington University (2007)
  • Air Command & Staff College, Air University (2006)
  • Squadron Officers School, Air University (2003)
  • Master of Public Administration, Valdosta State University (2000)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Cum Laude, University of South Carolina (1998)


  • Lowery, D. (2016). “An Analysis on the Continual Evolution & Integration of the National Guard’s Defense Support of Civil Authorities Activities.” Doctoral Dissertation. Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University.

Research Areas of Interest:

  • Homeland Security
  • Public Administration
  • Cybersecurity
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Native American Studies


  • ​Pomerleau, P. & Lowery, D. (2020). Countering Cyber Threats to Financial Institutions: A Private & Public Partnership Approach to Critical Infrastructure Protection.  London, UK: Palgrave McMillan.  ISBNs 3030540537 / 9783030540531.

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force Retired (1998-2018)
  • Three-time Air Force squadron/unit-level commander
  • Executive Officer, Air Force National Security Emergency Preparedness Directorate (2017-2018)
  • Air National Guard Cyberspace Field Grade Officer of the Year (2016)
  • Air National Guard Cyber Info Assurance Team of the Year – Team Leader (2013)                                                    
  • Hawaii Air National Guard Civil Defense Island Commander - Kauai (2008-2010)
  • Deputy Commander, Joint Task Force-American Samoa (2009)
  • Hawaii Air National Guard Field Grade Officer of the Year (2007)
  • Office of the Secretary of the Air Force Action Officer (2006-2007)
  • Air Force Manpower & Organization Company Grade Officer of the Year (2003)

Professional Certifications:

  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library Foundations, Alexos (2016)
  • Security+ Information Technology Certification, CompTIA (2013)
  • Network+ Information Technology Certification, CompTIA (2013)
  • Lean/Six Sigma Blackbelt Facilitator, Brigham Young University-Hawaii (2008)