Dr. William (Bill) A. Howe provides training and consultation in multicultural education, culturally responsive education, diversity awareness and gender equity (Title IX). He is the former program manager for culturally responsive education, multicultural education, bullying & harassment, gender equity and civil rights at the Connecticut State Department of Education. He is also an adjunct professor of education at the University of Connecticut, Albertus Magnus College and Quinnipiac University. He is Past-Chair of the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission and Past President of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME).
Dr. Howe is the founder of the New England Conference on Multicultural Education (NECME). In 2006 he was named the G. Pritchy Smith Multicultural Educator of the Year at the Annual NAME Conference in Phoenix, AZ. He was an Honoree at the 11th Annual “Immigrant Day” at the State Capitol in 2008, a day to honor immigrants from throughout Connecticut who have made valuable contributions to their communities and/or professions. In 2012 he was recognized with an award from the Pakistani American Association of Connecticut (PAACT) for his service to the community. In 2015 he has was named a Teachers College/Columbia University 2015 Distinguished Alumni Honoree
He is on the Editorial Boards of Multicultural Perspectives, the official journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME); the Journal of Family Diversity in Education; SAGE Publications Video Education; and the Journal of Campus Title IX Compliance and Best Practices
In addition to numerous articles, he has coauthored a textbook on multicultural education – Howe, W. A., & Lisi, P. L. (2016) 2e. Becoming a multicultural educator: Developing awareness, gaining skills, and taking action. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. This book, now in its second printing, won the 2013 Philip C. Chinn Book Award from NAME. He is also a co-author of Multicultural Education: From Ethnic Studies to NCLB to Common Core—a PK-12 Perspective in Multicultural Education: A Renewed Paradigm of Transformation and Call to Action (2015, San Francisco, CA: Caddo Gap Press). He is a coauthor of the Handbook for Achieving Gender Equity through Education, 2nd Edition (2007).
He has been an educator for over 35 years in the U.S. and Canada and has made seven trips to China, one to South Africa and one to Cuba to study multicultural education. In 2007 he made his first trip to Israel to study the Holocaust. He has given over 400 workshops, lectures and keynotes on diversity, multicultural education and organizational development. He is a regular presenter at state and national conferences, has appeared on both radio and television on diversity issues. Over the years, he has trained over 15,000 educators.