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Dr. William A. Howe is the program manager for culturally responsive education, multicultural education, bullying & harassment, gender equity and civil rights at the Connecticut State Department of Education. He is also an adjunct professor of education at the University of Connecticut, Albertus Magnus College and Quinnipiac University. He is Past-Chair of the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission.
Dr. Howe is the founder of the New England Conference on Multicultural Education (NECME) and 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, AZ. 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. In 2015 he has been named a Teachers College/Columbia University 2015 Distinguished Alumni Honoree
He is on the boards of several organizations, including the Anti-Defamation League’s Making Diversity Count Advisory Board, National Advisory Board STEM Equity Pipeline, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Welcoming Schools National Advisory Council, Native Village Board of Advisors, the editorial board of Multicultural Perspectives, the official journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME); and advisory Board for the Journal of Family Diversity in Education.
He has been an educator for over 35 years in the U.S. and Canada and has made seven trips to China and one to South Africa to study multicultural education. In 2007 he made his first trip to Israel to study the Holocaust. He has given over 400 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 past eighteen years, he has trained over 15,000 educators.
He is a coauthor of the Handbook for Achieving Gender Equity through Education, 2nd Edition.
In addition to several articles, he has coauthored a textbook on multicultural education – Howe, W. A., & Lisi, P. L. (2014). Becoming a multicultural educator: Developing awareness, gaining skills, and taking action. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.