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Catherine Howard

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Catherine Howard

Lecturer of English

Office: S1050
713-223-7924
howardc@uhd.edu

Catherine Howard is a lecturer in the Department of English at UHD.  She holds a PhD from Rice University in 20th-century American documentary prose, an MA from Rice in 19th-century British poetry, and a BA from Baylor University in philosophy, German, and English.  Dr. Howard has served the UH system for over twenty years, having taught at UHD since 1993.  She spent eight years teaching in the English Department and the Honors College at UH and one year at UHCL. 

 Since 2006 she has taught full time at UHD, where she covers a variety of upper- and lower-division courses for the department as needed. Catherine Howard likes to explore, both in teaching and in research, the intersections among disciplines, genres, and ideas—for example, American versus European modernism, philosophy in literature, ancient influences on current thought, and how dusty old texts affect our everyday lives.

​PhD,  Rice University,  May 1994 

MA,  Rice University,  May 1990 

BA,  Baylor University,  May 1986


  • ​ENG 4322  Editing, Rewriting and Copyreading
  • ENG 3302  Business and Technical Writing
  • ENG 3305  Essay Writing
  • ENG 3311  Studies in Poetry
  • ENG 3312  Studies in Fiction
  • ENG 2301  Survey of World Literature:  Ancient to 17th Century
  • ENG 2302  Survey of World Literature:  17th Century and Beyond
  • ENG 2311  Survey of American Literature:  Beginnings to 1865
  • ENG 2312  Survey of American Literature:  1865 to Present
  • ENG 2313  Survey of British Literature:  Beginnings to 1800
  • ENG 2314  Survey of British Literature:  1800 to Present
  • ENG 1301  Composition I
  • ENG 1302  Composition II
  • RDG 1300  Reading

​Summary of Qualifications:

Dr. Catherine Howard is a lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Houston-Downtown.  She holds a PhD from Rice University in 20th-century American documentary prose, an MA from Rice in 19th-century British poetry, and a BA from Baylor University in philosophy, German, and English.  She has taught English and Humanities courses for over twenty years in the University of Houston system. Her graduate coursework serves her well in her 2014-15 courses, particularly in the literature courses.  For example, she has extensive graduate coursework outside her chosen field—for instance in Chaucer and postgraduate study of Attic Greek.  She has translated Beowulf from the original Old English.  She is well qualified to teach American literature II with a dissertation in that field.  In addition to her varied college teaching experience, she has had industry experience as a professional manuscript editor as well as graduate pedagogy training in the teaching of composition and the teaching of English as a Second Language; thus she is well qualified to teach composition courses at the freshman level and beyond.  In Spring 2014 she was a finalist for UHD's Outstanding Lecturer Award.

PUBLICATIONS

​"Hart Crane."  Student's Encyclopedia of Great American Writers: 1910-1945.  Ed. Robert C. Evans and Patricia Gantt.  New York:  Facts on File, 2009/2010.

 

"Katherine Anne Porter."  Student's Encyclopedia of Great American Writers: 1910-1945.  Ed. Robert C. Evans and Patricia Gantt.  New York:  Facts on File, 2009/2010

Recognitions

Finalist, UHD Outstanding Lecturer Award, Spring 2014

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