Susan Lowes

January 22, 1941  – Susan Lowes began the first of her many revolutions around the sun. While work continues to unearth the story of her early years which includes the Horace Greeley School (NY, USA).  Her tertiary education highlights include the following:
* B.A. in History, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
* M.A. Program, Anthropology, Hunter College, New York;
Scholarship Award for Superior Achievement, 1976
*Tinker Foundation Field Training Fellowship, 1977.
* M.Phil., Teachers’ College, Columbia University, 1993.
* Ph.D., Anthropology, Columbia University, 1994, with Distinction. Research area: West Indies. Research interests: Ethnicity, gender, race, class, and culture. Dissertation research supported by Social Science Research Council International Doctoral Fellowship and National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant.
Her professional profile is extensive, spanning project administrator for professional and curriculum development for teaching and the development of digital libraries for the Institute for Learning Technologies, Teachers College, Columbia University.
She served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, and Hunter College School of Education, City University of New York.
Since 1999, Susan has served as Director, Research and Evaluation, at the Institute for Learning Technologies, Teachers College, Columbia University. She is responsible for direct evaluations of, and research on projects at the K-12, university, and community levels.
Her involvement in research and development in education has yielded a proliferation of publications and presentations on online teaching and learning, stem education and ‘writings on the West Indies,’ with a heavy emphasis on Antigua & Barbuda and St. Maarten. Many of her work on the aforementioned islands can be found at
Ms. Susan Lowes enjoys partial residency in Antigua and Barbuda where she has contributed extensively to the body of historical information documented at the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda and the overall development of the institution.  Ms. Lowes upgraded the Museum’s website to include the capability to accept donations. She worked along with the past Museum’s curator Ms Michelle Henry in the design of the virtual museum features. This project included the design of all the interactive education exhibitions on the tablets which included PowerPoint presentations. She is key to a project to enable the physical museum to be virtually available.
Former curator of the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda Ms. Michelle Henry expressed sincerest appreciation and gratitude for the invaluable input Ms. Lowes has brought to the country. “What an active and interesting mind she has shared with us. We are thankful for her service. Her technological savvy has had a transformational impact on the work of the Museum,” she noted.
Barbara Arrindell, Manager of Best of Books and history lover (author as well) added her voice to recognition of Susan Lowes. She wrote; “She has made an amazing and invaluable contribution when it comes to sorting and documenting aspects of our history, making it easier for future historians to access information.”
We salute Ms. Susan Lowes for her passion and continued contribution to the documentation of Antigua and Barbuda’s history
Ms. Lowes currently serves as a Trustee of the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda.