Joanne E. Howard is Industry Assistant Professor of public Administration in the Stuart School of Business. She has held senior management positions prior to joining the academic corps at The University of Chicago and Northwestern University School of Law. She was also responsible for professional development with the Government Finance Officers Association and the Lincoln Foundation for Performance Excellence. Her work with Chicago nonprofits in the areas of administration, fundraising, and research have centered on arts, culture and reproductive rights. She holds a B.A. degree in sociology (1976), an MPA (1977) from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, and Ph.D. (2006) from the College of Urban Planning and Public Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests are public financing of schools, nonprofit management and board development. Her most recent article published with Diane Howard, Ph.D., and Ebbin Dotson, Ph.D. appeared in Learning Cities for Adult Learners, spring, 2015.
Dr. Howard is particularly interested in exploring the interconnection between pipeline programs to improve high school, college, and professional school training for under-represented minorities. The lack of public financing for public schools, particularly in low-property valuated communities, as well as, the under financing of after school programs for minority youth and its connection to youth violence is of considerable interest. The opportunity to harness our intellectual resources to a public policy perspective hence leading to community action is my intended goal. Community well-being and positive collective behavior is my contribution to our thematic focus.
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Illinois Institute of Technology
Stuart School of Business
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