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Joanne E. Howard Biography

Joanne E. Howard

Industry Assistant Professor of Public Administration

Address: 

Main Campus, IIT Tower, 18th floor
Downtown Campus

Education: 

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Public Administration
M.A., University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Public Administration
B.A., Hampton Institute, Sociology

Biography: 

Joanne Howard will join the Stuart School of Business as Industry Assistant Professor in the Public Administration program in August 2015. Dr. Howard has extensive experience in nonprofit management, program evaluation and fundraising.

She served as the Director of Administrative Services for the Office of Development at The University of Chicago; and for the Northwestern University School of Law. She served as the Director of Professional Development with the Government Finance Officers Association and most recently, as Senior Consultant for nonprofits and education at the Metro Chicago Information Center (MCIC). She has also worked for the Governor’s Office in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She has served as a faculty member at Roosevelt University, DePaul University, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Dr. Howard has served on the board of directors of Planned Parenthood Federation of America; Planned Parenthood of Illinois; and the local affiliate of the American Society for Public Administration, and the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community organization.

Dr. Howard recently co-authored “A Connected History of Health and Education: Learning Together Toward a Better City” with Diane Howard, Ph.D., FACHE and Ebbin Dotson, Ph.D. for Spring 2015 edition of Learning Cities for Adult Learners, a Jossey-Bass company. Her research interests are pipeline programs for underrepresented students; public school finance; and continuous improvement for nonprofit organizations.