Theodore J. Lowi (born July 9, 1931) is the John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions teaching in the Government Department at Cornell University. His area of research is the American government and public policy.
Lowi obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University in 1954, and an Master of Arts and Ph.D. from Yale University in New Haven,Connecticut, in 1955 and 1961, respectively. He is a past president of the American Political Science Associationand the International Political Science Association. He was voted one of the most influential political scholars of the modern era. Lowi has been a frequent guest on NPR, PBS, and cable television news-issues talk shows.