Becky Mathers-Lowery

Post-doctoral Researcher, USTRIVE Program, School of Education

Taylor Hall, Room 306A

About Me

Dr. Becky Mathers-Lowery joined Arcadia University in October 2021 as the post-doctorate researcher for the USTRIVE project. Dr. Mathers-Lowery has worked in higher education for 11 as an adjunct professor teaching courses including environmental science,  principles of sustainability, ecology, ecopsychology, adventure therapy programming, interpretive methods, and natural resources. Her educational background includes a B.S. from Penn State University in Earth Sciences, an M.S. in Ecological Teaching & Learning from Lesley University, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England. Dr. Mathers-Lowery's dissertation research focused on the lasting effects of a profound experience with nature – an experience that changes an individual’s view of or relationship with the natural world.

Education History

Antioch University New England 2020

Doctor of Philosophy, Major in Environmental Studies

Minor in Dissertation: The Power of a Profound Experience with Nature

Lesley University

Master of Science, Major in Ecological Teaching & Learning

The Pennsylvania State University

Bachelor of Science, Major in Earth Sciences


Co-Author 2018

Emotional Responses and Lasting Impressions of Human Encounters with Wild Animals.

Article, The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, 12, 37-46

Co-Authored with Perrin, J.L., Bogusz, C., Brown, C., Hahn, M., & Sheppard, S.

Co-author 2022

The Power of a Profound Experience With Nature: Living With Meaning

Article, Frontiers: Positive Psychology. One Health: The Psychology of Human-Nature Relationships for Planetary and Human Wellbeing - Volume II

Co-Authored with Eric Brymer