Adam Lowther, Ph.D.
Strategic Deterrence Programs
Dr. Adam Lowther is Director of Strategic Deterrence Programs at the National Strategic Research Institute at the University of Nebraska, the DOD-designated University Affiliated Research Center sponsored by U.S. Strategic Command.
In his role, Dr. Lowther brings forward deep expertise in nuclear deterrence, multi-domain operations and the nuclear programs of Russia and China to catalyze, execute and convene projects that support USSTRATCOM's No. 1 mission — strategic deterrence.
Prior to joining NSRI, Dr. Lowther served as the first director of the department of multi-domain operations (MDO) at the Army Management Staff College (AMSC) where he led efforts to develop MDO education programs in collaboration with an interdisciplinary faculty of engineers and scientists. In order to stand up AMSC's MDO department, Dr. Lowther left U.S. Army’s School of Advanced Military Studies where he taught 21st-century conflict to senior service college students in the advanced strategic leadership studies program as a professor of political science.
Previously, he served as the founding director of the School of Advanced Nuclear Deterrence Studies, Kirtland AFB. He led the school’s academic, professional development and research efforts.
Dr. Lowther also served as the director of the Center for Academic and Professional Journals at the Air Force Research Institute (AFRI), Maxwell AFB, where he oversaw publication of the Air Force’s professional journals: Strategic Studies Quarterly and Air and Space Power Journal (English, Spanish, Chinese, French). Prior to assuming this position, Dr. Lowther was a research professor at AFRI where he led and participated in a number of studies directed by the Chief of Staff of the Air Force.
Dr. Lowther is the author or editor of many books and is widely published in both popular, professional and academic journals. He has been published in outlets such as the New York Times, Boston Globe, Joint Force Quarterly, Strategic Studies Quarterly and a variety of other journals.
Early in his career, Dr. Lowther served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS RAMAGE (DDG-61). He also served at CINCUSNAVEUR–London and with NMCB 17.