Lowell began his post-secondary education as a music student, completing degrees at Providence University College and the University of Manitoba School of Music. He then switched his academic focus to philosophy, completing an MA at the University of Manitoba and then a PhD at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Lowell’s dissertation explored the nature and structure of conscious experience. Though his area of expertise is the philosophy of mind, he is somewhat of a generalist, with interests in the cognitive science of religion, philosophy of religion, and human rights discourse. Lowell teaches philosophy at Booth University College and at a number of other post-secondary institutions in Winnipeg. He also works as a part-time choir director at Saint Margaret’s Anglican Church.