John   Lowdermilk  III

Associate Professor  

Office: ECDCR 1.302A
Phone: (859) 536-9857
Email: john.lowdermilk@utrgv.edu

Dr. John Lowdermilk III

  • Education

    • PhD, Special Education, The University of North Texas, 2004
    • MS, Computer Education and Cognitive Systems, The University of North Texas, 2001
    • MA, Journalism, The University of Texas - Tyler, 1998
    • BS, Journalism, The University of Texas - Tyler, 1996




Selected Publications


  • John Lowdermilk, Julia Pecina, Cheryl Fielding, and Lisa Beccera. "Crossing Borders and Building Bridges: A Video Ethnography of Special Education in Nuevo Progresso.," Long Island, New York: Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals winter, (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2016).

  • Cheryl Fielding, John Lowdermilk, L. Lanier, A Fannin, C Rose, and C Simpson. "Applied behavior analysis: Current myths and issues in public education," Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2013).

  • John Lowdermilk, Cheryl Fielding, Raúl Mendoza, Roman Garcia de Alba, and Cynthia Simpson. "Selecting English Language Acquisition Technology," Journal of Special Education Technology 27, no. 1 (2012): 77–80.

  • John Lowdermilk, David Martinez, Julia Pecina, L. Beccera, and C. Lowdermilk. "Behavior Breakthroughs: Future teachers reflect on a focused game designed to teach ABA techniques," Tech Trends 56, no. 3 (May 2012).

  • L. Beccera, John Lowdermilk, Cheryl Fielding, and Julia Pecina. "Oh brave new screen that has such apps in it: Using the iPad to foster educational learning environments," The Journal of the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children 1, no. 32 (2011): 13-18.

  • John Lowdermilk, Cheryl Fielding, L Flores-Torres, A Andrews, and L Beccera. "Communication and collaboration among providers," Academic Exchange Quarterly 14, no. 4 (2010): 25-30.

  • John Lowdermilk and Cheryl Fielding. "Building Learner-Focused Collaborative Relationships," Teaching Children with Autism in the General Classroom. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2009.

  • John Lowdermilk, Cheryl Fielding, L Beccera, and Julia Pecina. "Piecing together the future of virtual training: Second life and training professionals to work with children with emotional disorders," International Association for Development of the Information Society 2, (2009): 433-437.

  • John Lowdermilk, Cheryl Fielding, L Beccera, and Julia Pecina. "Piecing together the future of virtual training:Second life and training professionals to work with children with emotional disorders," International Association for Development of the Information Society 2, (2009): 433-437.

  • R McBride, C Simpson, V Spencer, John Lowdermilk, and S Lynch. "Assistive Technology: Supporting Students in Inclusive Classrooms," Kappa Delta Pi Record 45, no. 4 (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2009): 172-175.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • John Lowdermilk. Temple Grandin Charity Event, TEAM MARIO and the F1 & Bramas Cattleman's Association, $32,000.00 (October 2015)

  • John Lowdermilk. Talbot Foundation, Talbot Foundation, $10,000.00 (September 2015)

  • John Lowdermilk. Sid Richardson Foundation Grant, Sid Richardson Grant, $50,000.00 (January 2012 - December 2013)

  • John Lowdermilk. laptop, and webcam for developing undergraduate course content using the 2nd life Virtual Reality Platform, Second Life Challenge, $500.00 (October 2009 - October 2009)

  • John Lowdermilk. Wrote internal memo for research presentation, $825.00 ( 2006)

  • Ted Hasslebring. National Assistive Technology Research Institute, Office of Special Education, $4,200,000.00 (September 2004 - August 2006)

  • John Lowdermilk. TASC Grant, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, $1,500.00 (September 2004 - August 2005)



Selected Presentations


  • Eron Manusov, Jesus Garza, Vincent Diego, John Lowdermilk, John Blangero, and Sarah Williams-Blangero. "UniMovil: A Mobile Health Clinic Providing Primary Care to the Colonias of the Rio Grande Valley, Texas.," UTRGV Annual Scientific Conference, UTRGV, Edinburg Texas (September 2018)

  • Julia Pecina and John Lowdermilk. "Parent Workshop," Early Head Start, PSJA (April 2018)

  • Julia Pecina and John Lowdermilk. "Parent Workshop," Early Head Start, PSJA (March 2018)

  • Julia Pecina and John Lowdermilk. "Parent Workshop," Early Head Start, PSJA (March 2018)

  • Julia Pecina and John Lowdermilk. "Parent Workshop," Early Head Start, PSJA (November 2017)

  • Julia Pecina and John Lowdermilk. "Parent Workshop," Early Head Start, PSJA (November 2017)

  • John Lowdermilk and Cristina Rangel. "Introduction to Human Model ," RGV Rehabilitation Counseling , School of Rehabilitation, UTRGV Edinburg (October 2017)

  • John Lowdermilk and Julia Pecina. "On the Move: Educational Diagnostician Goes Online," National Fall Professional Development Meeting, National Social Science Association, San Antonio, TX. (October 2017)

  • Julia Pecina and John Lowdermilk. "Parent Workshop," Early Head Start, PSJA (September 2017)

  • Eron Manusov, John Lowdermilk, Sudershan Pasupuleti, Linda Nelson, and Stephanie Leal. "UTRGV/ICCU: Integrated behavioral health with community capacity building," Safety Net Summit, Methodist Life Ministries, San Antonio (September 2017)



Selected Performances and Exhibitions


  • and Cheryl Fielding. "nCLUDED4Life," Ft. Worth, TX ()

  • and Lisa Beccera. "Cruzando Froteras," Nuevo Progresso, Mexico ()

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