Cleveland State Adam Lowe's Research Educational Reform Published In Academic Journal

Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Adam Lowe
Adam Lowe

Cleveland State Community College Foundation Executive Director J. Adam Lowe’s research on policy making and educational reform was published in the Journal of Educational Policy, Planning, and Administration. The academic journal specifically publishes scholarly articles related to the fields of compulsory and post-secondary education.  Every published article must undergo an extensive peer review by other researchers and authors.

“It is an honor to have my manuscript accepted and published by a popular journal” said Mr. Lowe.  “I think it is the final stamp of credibility on anyone’s academic work.”

Mr. Lowe began his research in 2011 and submitted the first draft for publication this past spring.  His work, entitled “Reforming Education: A Sociopolitical Leverage Framework for Understanding Influences on Policy” addresses the individuals and tools used in developing and implementing public educational policy.

“With the hot-button issue of Common Core, I think this publication is perfectly timed; however, it is not light reading” said Mr. Lowe.  “But for those who have the stomach for it, I encourage you to read it.”

Mr. Lowe has presented on public policy, education, and nonprofit administration locally and in surrounding states.  He has been a guest lecturer at area colleges and symposiums.  He also serves as the vice chairman of the Bradley County Commission and as chairman of the education committee. 

The journal article can be found in the November 2013 issue in print or online at For more information on Mr. Lowe’s work in educational reform, visit

Cleveland State Sponsors Amateur Cultural Photography Contest

Cleveland State Community College sponsored an Amateur Cultural Photography Contest as a part of the 7 th Annual Multicultural Fair. This contest was open to students, members of the community, youth, faculty and staff. Entries were displayed at the fair and judged by fair attendees. Marvin Hudson was the winner of a digital camera with his submission of “Bald River Falls.” Mr. ... (click for more)

UTC Holds First ROTC Award Ceremony

The UTC ROTC program, under the direction of Major Robert Ricks, held its first award ceremony Thursday at the University Center on campus.    Usually having to travel to Knoxville to participate in a joint ceremony with UTK, this year the UTC program was large enough to have its own ceremony.   Ten room and board scholarships were given as well as six monetary ... (click for more)

Man Shot On Cannon Avenue Early Saturday Morning

A man was shot early Saturday morning on Cannon Avenue. At approximately 5:30 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 2300 Cannon Ave. for shots fired.  Shortly after receiving the call, officers learned that a victim arrived at a local hospital.  The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the right leg and is undergoing treatment. The injury is not considered to be life-threatening.  ... (click for more)

Child Playing With Cigarette Lighter Starts $25,000 Mobile Home Fire

A child playing with a cigarette lighter started a mobile home fire on Saturday morning. At 9 a.m., the Chattanooga Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire at 6561 Cassie Lane. It took four fire companies about 10 minutes to get the fire under control. The fire was contained to one bedroom. No injuries were reported. Damage to the home is around $25,000. (click for more)

When The City Was Silent

I don't know how to say this without getting my head handed back to me on a platter as is often the usual case. But at least I no longer receive the hateful (even threatening) emails and insults I became accustomed to. So I'll just bite and say it: I honestly don't see anything expressed by the NSM that hasn't been said locally on some level at one time or another, and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Nudge By Angel Kilbride

Way above us, high in the heavens, a handsome angel everybody calls Ben yelled to Saint Peter on Thursday and told him, “Better send me a couple of rubies and maybe an amethyst … Dad’s crown just got bigger.” To you such a scenario may sound silly and foolish but Bill Kilbride, a dynamic genius who has just been named as president-elect of Chattanooga’s Chamber of Commerce, knows ... (click for more)