Jay Howard

Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Dr. Howard’s recent publications include:

  • Discussion in the College Classroom: Getting Your Students Engaged and Participating in Person and Online (Wiley 2015)
  • First Contact: Teaching and Learning in Introductory Sociology (Rowman & Littlefield 2011)

Howard is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Butler University in Indianapolis where he teaches classes on Sociology. He is a Fellow of the P.A. Mack Center at Indiana University for Inquiry on Teaching and Learning.

Previously, Dr. Howard 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. He also served as Deputy Editor of the American Sociological Association Journal: Teaching Sociology. He served as the 2006-07 President of the North Central Sociological Association and as an elected member of the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation Board of Trustees.

Howard earned his BA in Sociology from Indiana University South Bend. He holds an MA and PhD in Sociology from University of Notre Dame.