College of Education

Kevin C. McDowell

Kevin McDowellEducation
B.S., Butler University Liberal Arts & Sciences - Journalism/Mass Communication, 1972
M.S., Butler University College of Education, 1977
J.D., Indiana University, 1981

Current Profession
Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Indiana Attorney General

Honors and awards
Douglas F. Bates Distinguished Service Award (National Council of State Education Attorneys, NCOSEA), 2003)
"Bell Ringer Award," from the Indiana State Superintendent of public Instruction for exemplary service to publicly funded education, 2000
"Friend of School Psychology Award," awarded by the Indiana Association of School Psychologists, 1998
Friend of IN*SOURCE (IN*SOURCE, a parent training and family support group, 1998)
Dr. Thomas Howard Summer Institute Speaker (Michigan Association of Administrators of Special Education, MAASE, 1998)
Paul Harris Fellow (Indianapolis Rotary, 1995)
Ed-Med Award (1994)
Order of the Kentucky Colonels (1991)
Received awards in 2002 from Ball State University (for assistance with a video production in legal issues) and the statewide consortium for custodians and maintenance workers for continuing to address their legal concerns at their annual conferences

Professional organization memberships
Family Advisory Committee
The ARC of Indiana Master Trust
Former Chair of the national Council of State Education Attorneys, an affiliation of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)
Past member of the NASBE Board of Trustees
Member of Indiana State Bar Association
Served as a member of the Advisory Board for The Children's Law Center of Indiana
Serves on the Advisor board for the Youth Law T.E.A.M. of Indiana

Interests
Baroque and Renaissance Music; play descant, alto, and tenor recorders and the flute.
Long distance running:  Ran cross country and track for Butler University.                  
Writing:  Publish a number of law-related articles each year, mostly addressing legal issues affecting publicly funded education or disability concerns.  Publish for national distribution a weekly on-line article (Case of the Week) for attorneys who represent state agencies.
Speaking: Speak around the country and within the State of Indiana on law-related topics.
Training: Provide in-depth, comprehensive training for complaint investigators and administrative law judges, both in the State of Indiana and around the country.
Teach "School Law for Principals."