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Interim Director
Office of Human Research Ethics

Bob Lowman is Interim Director of the Office of Human Research Ethics at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Previously, Bob served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Research Professor of Psychology, positions he held from 1991 through 2013. He was senior advisor to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development in the areas of research policy, planning, training and regulatory compliance and works with faculty members all across the university. At UNC and in earlier positions, Bob has more than 20 years of experience in research administration, most of those years as director of an office of pre-award services.

Bob earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Southern California in 1967. He pursued graduate studies in psychology at the Claremont Graduate School in Claremont, California, receiving his masters degree in 1969 and his doctorate in 1973. He has held previous positions as assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1972-76); scientific affairs and international relations officer at the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC (1976-1981); and assistant and associate dean positions in The Graduate School and later associate vice provost for research at Kansas State University (1981-1991).