Robert J. Lowinger, M.P.A, M.Ed., M.S.W., Ph.D. Profile

Associate Professor
Rm 215, Prichard Hall
304-696- 5769


Dr. Robert Lowinger received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Rochester, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Pennsylvania State University; a Master’s degree in Social Welfare from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a Master’s degree in Education and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Statistics from the State University of New York at Albany. Dr. Lowinger has many years of experience working as a practicing statistician and researcher for governmental and non-profit organizations as well as private industry. He has conducted public health program evaluations of home health care services in Monroe County, NY; the methadone maintenance program in New York State; and health care in New York State prisons. He consulted on rural development projects in Africa funded by the World Bank and USAID. As Director of Sampling for Audits & Surveys, Dr. Lowinger developed the sampling methodology for the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health’s New York City breast cancer study. As a psychometrician for the National League of Nursing, he conducted statistical studies of the reliability of nursing licensure examinations as well as job analyses for credentialing of specialized nursing professionals. His program evaluation of mental health services for New York City transit workers suffering from PTSD was published in the North American Journal of Psychology. He has also published on substance abuse in college students and recently served as the program evaluator for an NCAA grant for the prevention of alcohol abuse in student athletes at Bluefield State College in West Virginia, where he served as a Research Associate with the Minority Health Institute. Prior to his appointment at Marshall University, Dr. Lowinger was Associate Professor of Psychology and Chairperson of the Social Sciences Department at Bluefield State College. He has taught graduate courses in research methods, advanced statistics, and program evaluation at various colleges in the United States, as well as other countries. His current research interests include psychosocial determinants of health behavior in college student and ethnic minority populations, program evaluation of mental health programs, and the application of multivariate biostatistical techniques.