Promising New Faculty Award, 2017-18
Department of Philosophy
With her motto, “Believe in your students,” Dr. Howard places the interests of students at the center of her teaching, research, and community activities. As a first-generation college student, her objectives are to inspire students and instill a life-long love for learning. She has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals and authored a book on Gandhi. Dr. Howard has received several research grants and secured a three-year grant for a student essay/project competition on Gandhi’s legacy. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Parliament of the World’s Religions. As the first woman in her family to acquire a Ph.D. and pursue academia, she attributes her success to her parents and many teachers along her journey.