Our Faculty

Genevieve Lowry

Course Instructor & Supervised Fieldwork Advisor

Genevieve Lowry began her career as a certified child life specialist working with children diagnosed with chronic and life-threatening illness at a major New York Hospital. In 2007 she began a private practice working with families in the community facing a variety of challenges. These experiences and her online platform providing professional development to child life and creative arts therapists led her to consider the work of the child life specialist beyond the hospital. Genevieve has worked at Bank Street College since 2004 as an adjunct, Interim Director of the Child Life Program (2015-2016), and currently as Course Instructor and Fieldwork Advisor in the fully online Child Life Program. In these roles, Genevieve demonstrates her belief that the philosophical tenets of child life can be applied to other settings and populations leading to innovative programming in communities and coursework at Bank Street. She is particularly interested in the intersection of social justice and health care as well as supporting child life students and professionals to be advocates for social justice. She writes, presents, and provides consultation to a variety of organizations both locally and nationally and in 2013 she was recognized by Wheelock College as an alumnus fulfilling the college’s mission and philosophy.

Educational Background

MSEd, Fordham University

Publications & Presentations

The Role of Child Life Specialists in Community Settings. (Lowry, G., Murphy, L.,  & Smith, C., 2022). IGI Global

“Engagement vs. Participation: Translating Progressive Pedagogy Online” (Troy Pinkney, Genevieve Lowry, & Laura Zadoff, 2017). Presentation at the Distance Teaching and Learning Conference in Madison, Wisconsin.

“An Inquiry into Creating and Supporting Engagement in Online Courses” in the text Student-Centered Strategies to Transform Adult Learning in Online Environments, (Robin Hummel, Genevieve Lowry, Troy Pinkney, & Laura Zadoff, 2017)

Child Life Specialists as Advocates for Social Justice, Equality and Equity in Health Care: An Introduction (Genevieve Lowry, Troy Pinkney, and Deb Vilas, 2017) presentation.