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.

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