David L. Lowery, DPA

Faculty Senator

David Lowery photo

Areas of Expertise:

Homeland Security

Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) Operations

Public Administration

Organizational Leadership & Management

Native American Leadership

Native American Ethnohistory

Political Science

Human Resource Management


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.


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)