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Luke Fera

Luke Fera '06
Biology Major

"LSSU has a great reputation for placing students in graduate and professional schools. Many of my classmates from LSSU are now pursuing graduate and professional studies at some of the finest universities in Canada and the United States."

"The student-faculty interaction and the ability to conduct research at the undergraduate level really helped me to achieve success in a competitive graduate program. My professors at LSSU were always interested in helping us succeed."

Luke Fera of Sault Ste. Marie graduated from LSSU in 2006 with a degree in biology and is now working toward a master's degree in epidemiology at University of Western Ontario in London. He plans to continue his studies in the medical sciences.

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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.

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Russell White
Geology

"Professor Kelso had no qualms in throwing me into stuff thatís usually done for senior research," White says. "It was an opportunity that was instrumental to my success as a student and a pivotal moment in my life." [ more ]

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