30+ years in the presidential history & museum/library business!
ABOUT HISTORIAN ALAN LOWE
Archivist – Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, National Archives, Los Angeles and Simi Valley, CA – 1989-1992
Director of Operations – Office of Presidential Libraries, National Archives, Washington, D.C., and College Park, MD – 1992-2003
Acting Director – Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, National Archives, Hyde Park, NY – 1998-1999
Executive Director – Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, University of Tennessee – 2003-2009
Director – George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum – Dallas, TX – 2009-2016
Executive Director – Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL – 2016-2019
Podcast Co-Host/Chief Historian - American POTUS, American SCOTUS
Executive Director – American Museum of Science and Energy, and The K-25 History Center, Oak Ridge, TN – 2019-present
Other Positions, Appointments, and Awards
Survey Participant - C-Span Presidential Historian Survey - 2021
President – William Blount Mansion Association – 2007-2008
President – Association of Centers for the Study of Congress – 2008-2009
Majority Leader’s Appointee – Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress – 2003-2006
Commissioner – Illinois Bicentennial Commission
Trustee – Lincoln Academy
Hall of Fame - University of Kentucky Alumni, 2021
Board member – William Blount Mansion Association; Association of Centers for the Study of Congress; WUOT; East Tennessee Economic Council; SMU Libraries; Central Illinois Food Bank; Illinois Association of Museums; Illinois Humanities; Childhelp Tennessee.
Advisory Committee member – University of Kentucky Department of History; University of Kentucky Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues; University of Tennessee Honors Program; Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center; SMU Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility; Organization Committee on NARA’s Transformation Launch Team.
Ad Hoc Committee member – Downtown Oak Ridge Development
Graduate - Leadership Knoxville 2007
Member - Leadership Knoxville Curriculum Committee 2007-2009
Leadership Oak Ridge – class of 2022
East Tennessee Regional Leadership Association class of 2023
Adjunct faculty – SMU Cultural Institute in Taos, New Mexico; Brookhaven College (Dallas Community College System)
Public Service Award by Federal Executive Board – 2014
US Army War College Graduate, 53rd Annual National Security Seminar – 2007
Phi Beta Kappa
Robert Lunde Award from Phi Alpha Theta
Consultant work for Senate Majority Leader William Frist; Senator Robert Corker; Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library; National Museum of American Presidents; University of South Carolina.
BA – University of Kentucky – 1986 – History with minor in Political Science