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 & 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


  • 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)

  • Aexandra Bulga, Rafael Raya, Kaitlyn Hall, Stephanie Leal, Vincent Diego, Sudershan Pasupuleti, John Lowdermilk, Linda Nelson, Francisco Fernandez, and Eron Manusov. "ESTABLISHING THE INTEGRATED CARE COLLABORATIVE UNIT AT THE JOHN AUSTIN PENA MEMORIAL CENTER: INSIGHTS ON PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT," Inaugural Research Symposium, UTRGV School of Medicine & Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (August 2017)

  • Rafael Raya, Kaitlyn Hall, Alexandra Bulga, Stephanie Leal, Vincent Diego, Sudershan Pasupuleti, John Lowdermilk, Linda Nelson, and Eron Manusov. "Impact of Integrated Interprofessional Care Unit on Triply-Diagnosed Adolescents," Inaugural Research Symposium, UTRGV School of Medicine & Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (August 2017)

  • Jesus Garza, Linda Nelson, Eron Manusov, Vincent Diego, Stephanie Leal, Miguel Lopez, John Lowdermilk, and Sudershan Pasupuleti. "INITIAL DATA FROM INSTRUMENTS USED FOR TRIPLY DIAGNOSED ADOLESCENTS IN AN INTEGRATED INTERPROFESSIONAL CLINIC," Inaugural Research Symposium, UTRGV School of Medicine & Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (August 2017)

  • John Lowdermilk, Linda Nelson, Stephanie Leal, Sudershan Pasupuleti, Patricia McHatton, Eduardo Olivares, and Eron Manusov. "An Interprofessional Collaborative Approach to treating Triply Diagnosed Adolescents," East Tennessee State University Annual Southeastern Interprofessional Education Conference , Southeastern Interprossional Education Conference, East Tennessee State University (March 2017)

  • John Lowdermilk and Julia Pecina. "Special Education Law," 23RD ANNUAL SPI COUNSELORS’ INSTITUTE, COUNSELORS’ INSTITUTE, south padre islan, TX (February 2017)

  • Julia Pecina and John Lowdermilk. "Including All Students," RGV Down Syndrome, RGV Down Syndrome, Doctors Hospital at Rennaissance (November 2016)

  • Eron Manusov, Sudershan Pasupuleti, John Lowdermilk, Isaias Melgoza, Linda Nelson, Stephanie Leal, and Aracely Ramirez. "Success Takes HEART (Health Education and Resilience Therapy)," 2016 International Research Conference, National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, south padre island (October 2016)

  • John Lowdermilk and Julia Pecina. "Bullying and Children with Disabilities: A Practical Guide,," National Technology and Social Science Conference, National Social Science Association, Las Vegas, NV (March 2016)

  • John Lowdermilk and Julia Pecina. "Bullying and Children with Disabilities: A Practical Guide," 22nd Annual Counselor's Institute, Rio Grande Valley Counseling Association, South Padre Island, TX (February 2016)



Selected Performances and Exhibitions


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

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

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