Lionel C. Howard

Lionel C. Howard
Associate Professor, Educational Research
(202) 994-4959

Dr. Howard investigates the intersection of race, ethnicity and gender, and its implication for identity development and educational attainment. He is particularly interested in the socialization of masculinity among African American boys as mediated by their relationships with significant individuals, as well as the micro- and macro-level structures and psychosocial experiences that influence African American and Latino students' development and educational experiences.

Dr. Howard's research is theoretically informed by developmental psychology, feminist relational psychology, gender role strain, conceptions of Black masculinity and theories of motivation and achievement. Even more important, his research is guided by the principle that socio-cultural and historical context are important in the study of phenomena. To this end, Dr. Howard uses both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies in his research.

Education
Ed.D., Harvard University
Ed.M., Harvard University
M.A., University of Maryland, College Park
B.A., William Paterson University of New Jersey

Publications

Gadsden, O., & Howard, L. C. (in press). A clinical deconstruction of the negative archetypes & complexes of African American masculinity. In W. Ross (Ed.), Counseling African American males: Effective therapeutic interventions and approaches (pp. 380-399). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Hicks-Martinez, Clayton, J., & Howard, L. (2015) An exploration of how elementary school principals approach the student retention decision process. Journal of Ethical Educational Leadership, 2(3), 1-19.

Howard, L. C., Rose, J. C., & Barbarin, O. A. (2014). Raising African American boys: An Exploration of Parental Educational Practices and Beliefs. In J. Moore and C. Lewis (Eds.), African American males in PreK-12 schools: Informing research, practice, and policy (Vol. 2) (pp. 87-106). United Kingdom: Emerald.

Howard, L. C., Rose, J.C., & Barbarin, O.A. (2013). Raising African American boys: An exploration of gender and racial socialization practices. Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 83(2), 218-230.

Howard, L. C., Rose, J. C., & Barbarin, O. A. (2013). Raising African American boys: An exploration of gender and racial socialization practices. Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 83(2), 218-230.

Howard, L. C. (2012). The schooling of African American male students: The role of male teachers and school administrators. International Journal for Inclusive Education, 16(4), 379-389. doi: 10.1080/13603116.2011.55093

Howard, L. C. (2012). Performing masculinity: Adolescent African American boys' response to gender scripting. Thymus: Journal of Boyhood, 1, 95-113.

Okeke, N., Howard, L. C., Kurtz-Costes, B., & Rowley, S. (2009). Academic race stereotype, academic self-concept, and race centrality in African American youth. Journal of Black Psychology, 35(3), 366-387.

Anderson, S., Attwood, P., & Howard, L. (Eds.). (2004). Facing racism in education (3rd ed.). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.