Please give a warm welcome to our newest research team member – Cory Lowe!

Cory will join the LPRC as a Research Scientist to help design and conduct our research projects, facilitate working groups, and add to our growing knowledge base of criminological theory and crime prevention.

Cory Lowe was born and raised in Taylorsville, Georgia. He moved to Gainesville in 2016 to pursue his PhD in Criminology, Law, and Society at the University of Florida. At UF, he specialized in criminological theory, crime prevention, and research methods and plans to defend his dissertation “Moral Communities in Chicago Neighborhoods: Examining the Relationship between Family and Neighborhood Religiosity and Youth Substance Use and Delinquency” in July of 2020. He has published multiple peer-reviewed journal articles, several chapters and entries in edited volumes, and has presented his research at numerous regional and national conferences. Prior to attending the University of Florida, he received his BA in history and political science from Shorter University in Rome, Georgia; and his MA in Sociology and Criminology at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. Cory vaguely remembers what “free time” is and is looking forward to doing things like tending a garden and spending more time with his wife, dog, and community once he graduates. His grandfather, Clayton Jackson Harris, is his hero.