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Post-Master's Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S.) Health Professions Education

Arlene J. Lowenstein

Arlene J. Lowenstein

Arlene J. Lowenstein

Professor of Practice, Nursing and Director of the CAGS Health Professions Program

Arlene J. Lowenstein

About

Dr. Lowenstein has been teaching in the online Health Professional Education Program since its inception. She has extensive experience in both clinical and educational settings. She has served in upper level administrative and educational positions as Vice President for Nursing, and Director and Chairperson for nursing education graduate programs in Massachusetts, Kentucky and Georgia. Her clinical background is in the area of community health, parent child nursing and geriatrics. She has been actively involved in the development of the nurse practitioner role, and as project director, her program became the first nurse practitioner program to receive accreditation.

Professor Lowenstein's research areas include racial and class conflict in the health care workplace, women with HIV/AIDS, discharge planning, and historical studies in educational administration and racial segregation in nursing education. She received grant funding for her research, has published extensively and presented her research nationally and internationally. She is the author of two books on innovative teaching strategies and is currently in the process of writing a book on educating health professionals to teach patients, families and communities.She has been actively involved in committees and boards of professional and community organizations. She has hosted international visitors, conducted study tours abroad, and served as a visiting professor in Taiwan. Dr. Lowenstein received a nursing honor society chapter award for excellence in nursing administration and was elected by students to receive awards for outstanding teaching.


Education

  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • M.A., New York University
  • B.S.N., Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Diploma, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Publications

  • Lowenstein, A. J. & Reeder, J. A. (2009). Making learning stick. Teaching strategies for health education and health promotion: Working with patients, families and communities. Boston: Jones & Bartlett.
  • Lowenstein, A. J. (2007). Diversity in the classroom. In M. J. Bradshaw & A. J. Lowenstein (Eds.), Innovative teaching strategies in nursing and related health professions, 4th ed. (pp. 19-41). Boston: Jones & Bartlett.
  • Lowenstein, A. J. (2007). Strategies for innovation. In M. J. Bradshaw & A. J. Lowenstein (Eds.), Innovative teaching strategies in nursing and related health professions, 4th ed. (pp. 43-54). Boston: Jones & Bartlett.
  • Lowenstein, A. J. (2007), Role play. In M. J. Bradshaw & A. J. Lowenstein (Eds.), Innovative teaching strategies in nursing and related health professions, 4th ed. (pp. 173-192). Boston: Jones & Bartlett.
  • Lowenstein, A. J. (2007). Electronic communication strategies. In M. J. Bradshaw & A. J. Lowenstein (Eds.), Innovative teaching strategies in nursing and related health professions, 4th ed. (pp. 249-261). Boston: Jones & Bartlett.
  • Bradshaw, M. J. & Lowenstein, A. J. (2007) Debate as a teaching strategy. In M. J. Bradshaw & A. J. Lowenstein (Eds.), Innovative teaching strategies in nursing and related health professions, 4th ed. (pp. 151-159). Boston: Jones & Bartlett.
  • Sowell, R., Spicer, T. & Lowenstein, A. (2004) Nursing perspectives in the care of persons with HIV infection. In G. Wormser (Ed.) AIDS and Other Manifestations of HIV Infection (4th ed.). San Diego: Elsevier, pp. 1029-1044.

Presentations

  • Lowenstein, A. J. "The joy of online teaching." Poster presentation at the Nineteenth Annual International Nurse Educators Conference in the Rockies, Breckinridge, Colorado, July 17-19, 2008.

Awards

  • Accepted for listing in Who's Who in the World, 2009, Marquis Publications.