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Nicole Anderson

Exposure to different experiences at Lake Superior State University helped me to learn and decide what I wanted to do with my life. There were many opportunities to help my learning experience, including day and weekend trips to various geological sites. It wasn’t all travel though; there was lots of hands-on experience that helped demonstrate what we learned in lectures.

Nicole Anderson
Geologist
NAEVA Geophysics, Inc.

Office of the President

Past Presidents: The Lowman Years, 2007-2009

Rodney L. Lowman

Rodney L. Lowman Ph.D. was Lake Superior State University's sixth president.

He came to LSSU from Alliant International University, where he was provost and vice president for Academic Affairs and earlier had been dean and professor in Alliant's California School of Organizational Studies (now Marshall Goldsmith School of Management). He also has served as director of Alliant's Organizational Consulting Center, a university-based consulting firm.

His professional experience includes service as department head and professor of psychology and consulting. Early in his professional career, Dr. Lowman was a faculty member at the Institute for Social Research and Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Lowman has written or edited nine books and monographs, has edited two professional journals, published over 100 articles and book chapters, and has made hundreds of juried professional presentations all over the world.

His doctoral and master's degrees are in psychology, both from Michigan State University. He also holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from University of Oklahoma and a bachelor's degree in business from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Lowman also completed an APA-approved Clinical Psychology internship at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, formerly the APA-approved Texas Research Institute of Mental Sciences.

Dr. Lowman was born in Oklahoma, where his father served in the US Air Force. He and his wife, Linda, also a trained psychologist and psychiatric nurse, have one daughter, Marissa.

Hands-on Training...

Brian Applegate

Brian Applegate
Fire Science

LSSU's dedicated three-story fire lab made all the difference to Brian Applegate.

"Our certification training classes offered real situations," Brian says. Students practice victim search techniques while controlling and extinguishing fires. Applegate says his favorite exercise was the live fire flashover simulation. "We saw how fires evolved as they burned," he says. "It’s as close as you can get to the real thing."

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