Dr. Keith Lowe

Professor of Business Statistics
249 Merrill Hall

  • PhD - The University of Alabama
  • MBA - Jacksonville State University
  • BS - Jacksonville State University

Dr. Lowe is a native of Hokes Bluff, Alabama and has been employed at JSU since 1997.  

His publications include 32 scholarly articles in academic journals, 34 peer-reviewed conference proceedings, and more than one dozen additional research articles. 

His articles have appeared in the following academic journals: 

  • Journal of Business, Industry, & Economics
  • Academy of Business Research Journal
  • Research in Higher Education Journal
  • Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
  • Journal of Applied Financial Research
  • E-Journal of Business & Economic Issues
  • Midwestern Business and Economic Review
  • Journal of Business and Accounting
  • International Journal of Business, Accounting, and Finance
  • Journal of Finance and Accountancy
  • Journal of International Finance Studies
  • The International Journal of Business and Finance Research
  • Journal of International Finance and Economics
  • International Journal of Business and Economics Perspectives
  • International Journal of Business Research
  • Journal of Business Leadership Today
  • Business Journal for Entrepreneurs
  • The E-Business Review
  • Journal of Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues
  • International Journal of Education Research
  • Academy of Educational Leadership Journal 

Additionally, he has presented research at more than 30 peer-reviewed academic conferences and published several book reviews.   

Keith Lowe

Courses Taught

  • ST 260 – Statistics & Quantitative Methods I
  • ST 261 – Statistics & Quantitative Methods II
  • ST 345 - Data Analytics for Business
  • BA 500 – Statistics & Quantitative Methods (Graduate) 
  • BA 530 - Business Analytics

Academic/Research Interests

  • Gambling Theory: probability of events associated with gaming industry and games of chance, including poker, blackjack, roulette, slot machines and other various outcomes affiliated with casino establishments.
  • Gaming Revenues: includes proceeds from casino-based and other related establishments across various U.S. states and gaming commissions.
  • Sales Tax Policy: sales tax rates, policy issues such as sales tax holidays, technology in tax collections, and legal decisions across Federal and state governments.
  • Stock Market Indices: includes market indicators at the micro- and macro-economic levels and their effects on stock market indices such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Standard & Poor’s 500, and NASDAQ.
  • Sports Gambling & Policy: sports-related gambling wagers and the expansion of the industry under recent Federal legislation outlined in U.S. Supreme Court decision Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association (2018).
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Rates: includes policy and reform issues governing consumer and business bankruptcy chapters such as Chapter 13, Chapter 7, and Chapter 11.
  • Financial Statement Variables: analysis of financial statement variables such as income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow account ratios and their effect on stock prices of U.S. companies.
  • Payday lending Industry: includes interest rates, policy decisions, and related legislation across various U.S. states governing consumer paycheck loans.

Other Responsibilities

Dr. Lowe serves as the faculty advisor for the JSU Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the national business honor society.  Dr. Lowe’s other interests and hobbies include distance running and travel.