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 American literature, an MA from Rice in British literature, and a BA from Baylor University in philosophy, German, and English. She has taught English and Humanities courses for almost thirty years in the University of Houston system, and in Spring 2014 she was a finalist for UHD's Outstanding Lecturer Award. For four years her principal teaching assignment was in the Honors College at UH main campus.
Dr. Howard also spent four years as academic manuscript editor in the departments of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies at Rice University, where she edited faculty books on such varied topics as African transformative politics and theory, Byzantine agriculture, logical principles in Tibetan religion, suppression of native heritage in the Americas, theological aesthetic perspectives, Freudian cultural history, Aristotelian influences, translations of Petrarch, forced colonial migration in the East Indies, Hispanic legends in modern dance, Japanese pilgrimage sites, Victorian murder rates, Kant and anthropology, and Post-Positivism in the study of science. In addition, she has served as a consultant on such textbooks as The Norton Anthology of World Literature, The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Mike Markel's Technical Communication, and The St. Martin's Handbook.
In the summers Dr. Howard reads for the College Board Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition Exam, administered by the Educational Testing Service (Princeton, New Jersey). Within this organization she has participated as Reader, Table Leader, Section Leader, national Sample Selector, and Exam Leader. Most recently she served four years as the national Assistant Chief Reader for this exam.