Born in rural Mississippi, Dr. Howard received his bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry at Alcorn A&M College (now Alcorn State University) and his master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University. In addition to graduate studies at the University of Alaska, New York University, and Columbia University, Dr. Howard received his Ph.D. in Administration and Counseling from Union Institute. He also holds certificates for human services, chemical dependency (CDP), and writing.
Dr. Howard has served as a teacher of teachers and taught science in Seattle at the middle school, high school, and community college level. He served as a high school assistant principal and was Dean and Director of Sciences at Utica Community College, Utica, MS.
In 1961, Howard traveled to Uganda as Fulbright Scholar. He remained in Africa for ten years as a UNESCO laboratory technology trainer at Uganda Technical College and was a researcher and teacher at Kyambogo Teacher Training College, Kampala, Uganda under the United States Agency for International Development (TEEA) through Columbia University.
Dr. Howard has been a member of Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society and appeared three times in Who’s Who among America’s Teachers. He earned the Alliance for Education A+ Teacher of the Year Award for his work with diverse populations of students at risk.
Dr. Howard is the author of several children’s and young-adult books as well as adult fiction, including the fictional biography – Nzinga, African Warrior Queen.
Read Dr. Howard’s notes on the beginnings of the Njinga project.
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