Dawn M Lowry

Dawn M Lowry

Dawn M Lowry


Forensics, Film & Television, Peace Rhetoric, and First Amendment Issues.

Originally from Illinois, I am currently in my second decade of teaching and higher education. GMU is my 6th institution, having taught at Bradley University, Miami of Ohio, West Texas A & M, Western Kentucky University, and Wiley College.  I am proud to serve as the current Director of Forensics for Mason's speech team.  

Current Research

Trauma in Performance
Digital Divide in Higher Education

Courses Taught

COMM 100 Basic Public Speaking

COMM 310 Performance of Communicative Literature

COMM 430 Persuasion

Others: Basic Public Speaking, Advanced Public Speaking, Advanced Speech Writing, Basic Interpersonal, Advanced Interpersonal: Love & Intimacy, Group Communication, and Persuasion.



BA, Northern Illinois University: Communication - Film and Television Production and Rhetorical Film Criticism Emphasis

MA, Illinois State University: Communication - Media Emphasis

Recent Presentations

Bystander Trauma in Coaching Forensics, Panel, National Communication Association, Baltimore, MA, November 2019.

The Digital Divide in Forensics: Competing Online, Paper, Developmental Conference, AFA/NFA/PKD/PRP, Online, June 2020.