Professor and Dean, Butler University
Jay Howard is a professor of sociology and dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Butler University in Indianapolis. Previously, he served as interim vice chancellor and dean, assistant dean for budget and planning, head of the Division of Liberal Arts, and professor of sociology at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus. Howard’s research interests range from the scholarship of teaching and learning to religion and popular culture. His most recent book, Discussion in the College Classroom Getting Your Students Engaged and Participating in Person and Online, was published by Jossey-Bass (2015). He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards including the P. A. Mack Award for Distinguished Service to Teaching (2009) from the Indiana University Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) among many others.
Howard earned a BA in sociology from Indiana University South Bend and an MA and PhD in sociology from the University of Notre Dame.