Teaching

I currently am a Lecturer in History, Columbia University graduate master’s program in Sports Management.

I have taught American History and American Studies at many colleges including Goucher College in Baltimore County, Rutgers College-New Brunswick, N.J., New York University, and the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) where I introduced in 1974 one of the first courses in the U.S.A. in “Sports and American Culture.”

Teaching Experience (partial list)

2007-Present
Lecturer in Sport History, Columbia University M.S. in Sport Management program; School of Continuing Education;

2004
Fellow at Yale University, teaching undergraduate seminar "Jazz, Baseball and Race Relations";

2000-2003
Adjunct Professor of American History, Montclair State University; Spring 2003, Adjunct Professor of English/​Journalism, Pace University-New York City;

1988-2003
Jazz Finders Instructor, 92nd Street Y, New York City (gave lectures and led groups to jazz clubs and concerts).

Public Lectures Delivered (partial list)

“Conservative Revolutionary: Branch Rickey Leads Baseball Into Integration,” Hartje Lecture, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, March 2009.

“Whatever Happened To The Marvelous Importance of the Unimportant?: A Plea for Keeping Our Contemporary Sports Mania in Perspective,” keynote address to the annual conference of Nine: A Magazine of Baseball History and Culture,” Tucson, Arizona, March 2008.

“’A Consistent Player and A Consistent Christian’: The Midwestern Roots of Branch Rickey’s Idealism and Racial Progressivism,” keynote address to annual meeting of State Historical Society of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, November 2007.

"The Ecstasy and The Agony: Baseball in Brooklyn, 1900-1957," Cooper Union-New York City, April 2002.

"Branch Rickey and The Emergence of Jackie Robinson," annual convention of Nine magazine, Tucson, Arizona, March 2001.

"The Turbulent Twilight of Branch Rickey," Diamonds in the Desert conference, Phoenix, Arizona, March 1999.

"Diamonds Are Forever, But A Contract Should Never Have Been for Life," Essex Community College, Baltimore, Maryland, November 1983.

"From Mediator to Master: The Performance Environment of TV Sports," Clemson University Sport and Society conference, Clemson, South Carolina, March 1983.

Featured Work

History
Story of baseball's reserve system and the men who fought to change it
Biography/Sports
“Lowenfish’s take is detailed and nuanced.... he doesn’t look for simple answers; despite his own abiding admiration, he never sugarcoats or presents Rickey in anything other than a three-dimensional light.”
–David Ulin, Los Angeles Times