Dr. William (Bill) A. Howe has been an educator for over 35 years in both Canada and the United States. His area of expertise and research is in multicultural education. He provides training and consultation in multicultural education, culturally responsive education, diversity awareness and gender equity (Title IX). He has given over 500 workshops, lectures and keynotes on diversity, multicultural education and organizational development. He is a regular presenter at state and national conferences, has appeared on both radio and television on diversity issues. Over the years, he has trained almost 20,000 educators.
He is Past President of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME). In 2006 he was named the G. Pritchy Smith Multicultural Educator of the Year at the Annual NAME Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Howe was the founder of the New England Conference on Multicultural Education (NECME). He has made seven trips to China to study multicultural education. In addition, he has also made educational tours to South Africa, Cuba, Mexico, Vietnam and Cambodia. In 2007 he made his first trip to Israel to study the Holocaust at Yad Vashem.
Dr. Howe is the co-author of a textbook on multicultural education – “Becoming a multicultural educator: Developing awareness, gaining skills, and taking action” (2016,2e SAGE) which won the 2013 Philip C. Chinn Multicultural Book Award from the National Association for Multicultural Education. He is also a co-author of Multicultural Education: From Ethnic Studies to NCLB to Common Core—a PK-12 Perspective in Multicultural Education: A Renewed Paradigm of Transformation and Call to Action (2015, San Francisco, CA: Caddo Gap Press). He is a coauthor of the Handbook for Achieving Gender Equity through Education, 2nd Edition (2007). He is on the Editorial Boards of Multicultural Perspectives, the official journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME); the Journal of Family Diversity in Education, and SAGE Publications Video Education.
He is Past-Chair of the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission and a founding member of the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Coalition. He was an Honoree at the 11th Annual “Immigrant Day” at the 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 with an award from 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. He was also honored with the Higher Education & Public Service Award from the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Coalition
In 2015 he has was named by Teachers College/Columbia University as a 2015 Distinguished Alumni Honoree.
Currently Dr. Bill Howe is an adjunct professor of education at Albertus Magnus College and Quinnipiac University. He is the former program manager for culturally responsive education, multicultural education, bullying & harassment, gender equity and civil rights at the Connecticut State Department of Education and from 1998 to 2015 he was the Connecticut State Title IX Coordinator.
Dr. Howe has a B.A. in Psychology from McMaster University; a B.Ed. in Elementary and Special Education from the University of Western Ontario; a M.S. in Management Science from Lesley University School of Management, and his MA and Ed.D. from Teachers College/Columbia University.