Nancy Lowry

Professor Emerita of Chemistry
Hampshire College Professor Emeritus Nancy Lowry
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Nancy Lowry

Nancy Lowry, professor emerita of chemistry, holds a Ph.D. from MIT in organic chemistry, and began teaching at Hampshire in the fall of 1970. 

She coordinated women and science events at Hampshire and published articles concerning the scientific education of women. Her interests include the shapes and functions of organic molecules; stereochemistry; science for non-scientists; plants and human health; and cartooning.

She was dean of Natural Science from 1989 to 1993 and dean of Advising from 2002 to 2003. On sabbatical in the spring of 2008, she continued to work with Division II and III students that semester.

She retired in the summer of 2008; she is developing a new web page with thoughts about retirement: