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Loraine Lowder, Ph.D. - Kennesaw State University. Kennesaw, GA, US

Loraine Lowder, Ph.D. Loraine Lowder, Ph.D.

Assistant Department Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering | Kennesaw State University


Lori Lowder has a research interest in cardiovascular biomechanics.


Loraine Lowder is assistant department chair and assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering at Kennesaw State. She received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Lowder’s research interests include image processing, computer-aided engineering and cardiovascular biomechanics. She is currently investigating the three-dimensional distribution of stress in atherosclerotic coronary arteries based on images collected using non-invasive techniques. This goal involves the processing of medical images and the development of three-dimensional solid finite element models. The distributions of stress in developed models and the effects of some plaque features on stresses are capable of providing clinically relevant information pertaining to plaque stability assessments. She also performs research in the area of the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Industry Expertise (3)

Research Education/Learning Mechanical/Industrial Engineering

Areas of Expertise (5)

Mechanical Engineering Image Processing Computer-Aided Engineering Cardiovascular Biomechanics Biomedical Engineering

Education (3)

Georgia Institute of Technology: Ph.D., Bioengineering 2007

Georgia Institute of Technology: M.S., Bioengineering

Georgia Institute of Technology: B.S., Bioengineering

Event Appearances (5)

Student and Faculty Perceptions of Attendance Policies at a Polytechnic University

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition  Seattle, WA


A Case Study on the Effectiveness of Attendance Policies in Introductory Science Courses

SoTL Commons Conference  Savannah, GA


Promoting Peer Observation of Teaching in Higher Education

SoTL Commons Conference,  Savannah, GA


Academic Misconduct – What Students Think and a few Case Studies

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition  Indianapolis, IN


Effects of Research Experiences on Retention of Undergraduate STEM Majors

89th Annual Meeting of the Georgia Academy of Science  Kennesaw, GA


Recent Papers (1)

A Case Study on the Effectiveness of Attendance Policies in Introductory Science Courses SoTL Commons Conference


There is contradictory evidence in pedagogical literature on how compulsory attendance policies affect student performance. There is evidence that increasing attendance rates has a positive impact on students’ grades in a course. Some studies have shown that the impact of increased lecture attendance and student performance is tenuous and some studies have even shown that compulsory attendance policies may be detrimental to student success...

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