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Larry Lee Rowley

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Prior to returning to UVA, Larry was on the faculty at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) and the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education (CSHPE) from 2003-2017 and taught in the Honors College at Wayne State University. He is the Founder and Principal Consultant of LBMC Associates, L.L.C. , a strategic educational and leadership consulting firm.  He was an Academic and Research Program Officer in the Rackham Graduate School where he managed several initiatives focused on recruitment, mentoring, and research training of undergraduate and doctoral students.  He served as faculty co-advisor to the Summer Research Opportunity Program and the Rackham Summer Institute for Ph.D. students for twelve years. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Program for Research on Black Americans (PRBA) at the Institute for Social Research prior to joining the Michigan faculty. He is an elected member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies and the recipient of the Faculty Cornerstone award, the Faculty Award for Outstanding Research Mentoring, the Rackham Graduate School Appreciation Award, and the Outstanding Service Award from the Edward Alexander Bouchet Honor Society.  He is a member of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History and the American Sociological Association. He has also studied at Union Theological Seminary with a focus on Social Ethics and the African American religious experience. He received his B. A. from Old Dominion University and his M.Ed. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.