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William Alexander Howe Albertus Magnus College

William A. Howe has over 45 years of experience as an educator and professional staff developer from elementary grades to higher education in Canada and the United States. He has taught courses in multicultural education at the University of Hartford, University of Connecticut, Quinnipiac University, and most recently at Albertus Magnus College.

He was the former program manager for multicultural education, bullying, and civil rights at the Connecticut State Department of Education. From 1998 to 2015, he was the Connecticut State Title IX Coordinator, overseeing compliance in sexual harassment and gender equity. In addition to conducting workshops on Title IX, he has served as an expert witness on sexual harassment in schools.

He is a regular presenter at state and national conferences and has appeared on both radio and television on diversity issues. In addition, he has been quoted in The New York Times, Associated Press, Christian Science Monitor, Hartford Courant, CampusSafety, and other news publications and journals. He has conducted over 600 workshops and speaking engagements for 24,000 attendees on multicultural education, cultural competence, and diversity. He has chaired nine national conferences and 18 regional conferences on multicultural education.

He is past president of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME). He is a founding member of the Asian Pacific American Coalition of Connecticut (APAC) and past chair of the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Commission.

In 2006, he was named Multicultural Educator of the Year by NAME. He was an honoree at the 11th annual “Immigrant Day” at the Connecticut State Capitol in 2008, a day to honor immigrants from throughout Connecticut who have made valuable contributions to their communities and/or professions. In 2012, he was recognized by the Pakistani American Association of Connecticut (PAACT) for his service to the community. On May 2, 2015, Dr. Howe received an Official Citation from the Connecticut General Assembly in recognition of a Commitment and Leadership to the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Community in Higher Education and Public Service.

In 2015, he has was recognized by Teachers College/Columbia University as a Distinguished Alumni. In 2019, he received the Ebenezer D. Bassett Distinguished Humanitarian Award for Civil Rights and Equity from Central Connecticut State University and the Ebenezer D. Bassett Memorialization Committee.

He is on the editorial board of Multicultural Perspectives, the official journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME). His textbook on multicultural education, coauthored with Dr. Penelope Lisi, Becoming a Multicultural Educator: Developing Awareness, Gaining Skills, and Taking Action (4th ed., 2023, SAGE) received the 2013 Philip C. Chinn Multicultural Book Award from NAME. The textbook is also published in Chinese. In addition, he is a coauthor of the Handbook for Achieving Gender Equity Through Education (2nd ed., 2007, Routledge).