Dr. Tyrone C. Howard
2012 CUHE Summer Institute
TYRONE C. HOWARD is on the faculty in the division of Urban Schooling in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at UCLA. He also is the Faculty Director of Center X, the Founder and Director of the Black Male Institute, and an Associate faculty member in the Bunche Center for African American studies at UCLA. Dr. Howard is also the Faculty Associate Director for the Academic Advancement Program at UCLA, which is the nation's premier student retention program for underrepresented students. Formerly, Professor Howard was an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at The Ohio State University.
Dr. Howard is the author of the newly released book, "Why Race and Culture Matters in Schools: Closing the Achievement Gap in America's Classrooms" published by Teachers College Press. He has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and other academic publications and reports. He has published his research in The Journal of Higher Education, Teachers College Record, Theory & Research in Social Education, The Journal of Negro Education, Urban Education, and several other well-regarded academic journals. Additionally, Professor Howard has delivered over 75 keynote addresses and presented more than 150 research papers, workshops, and symposia at national higher education, education research, teacher education, and social studies conferences.
Best known for his scholarship on race, culture, and education, Dr. Howard is one of the most renowned scholars on educational equity, the African American educational experience, Black males, and urban schools. In 2007, Professor Howard received an Early Career Scholar award from the American Education Research Association, the nation's premier educational research association. He has received more than $5 million in research grants from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the Department of Education, and other sources to fund his research. In 2007, Professor Howard received the UCLA GSE&IS Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Howard has been a guest on National Public Radio, has been featured in Diverse Issues in Higher Education, has been recognized in Who's Who in Black Los Angeles, and is a regular urban education contributor to the New York Times.