Dr. Bill Howe has over 40 years of experience as an educator and professional staff developer from elementary grades to higher education in Canada and the United States. He is Past President of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME). Dr. Howe has conducted more than 600 workshops and speaking engagements for over 22,000 participants on multicultural education, cultural competence and diversity. He has chaired 9 national conferences and 18 regional conferences on multicultural education. He is a regular presenter at state and national conferences and has appeared on both radio and television on diversity issues.
As an avid traveler he has made seven trips to China to study multicultural education. In addition, he has also made educational visits to South Africa, Cuba, Mexico, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Greece. In 2007 he made his first trip to Israel to study the Holocaust at Yad Vashem.
In 2006 he was named Multicultural Educator of the Year by NAME. In 2015 he has was recognized by Teachers College/Columbia University as a Distinguished Alumni.
He is a Founding Member of the Asian Pacific American Coalition of CT (APAC) and Past-Chair of the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Commission. 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 by the Pakistani American Association of Connecticut (PAACT) for his service to the community.
On May 2, 2015 Dr. Howe received an Official Citation from the Connecticut General Assembly in recognition of a Commitment and Leadership to the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Community in Higher Education and Public Service. He was also honored with the Higher Education & Public Service Award from the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Coalition
He is on the Editorial Boards of Multicultural Perspectives, the official journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) and the Journal of Family Diversity in Education. Dr. Howe is the co-author of a textbook on multicultural education – “Becoming a multicultural educator: Developing awareness, gaining skills, and taking action” published by SAGE. The best-selling textbook won the 2013 Philip C. Chinn Multicultural Book Award from the National Association for Multicultural Education. This text is now in its third edition and also published in Chinese.
He is also a co-author of Multicultural Education: From Ethnic Studies to NCLB to Common Core—a PK-12 Perspective in Multicultural Education AND coauthor of the Handbook for Achieving Gender Equity through Education, 2nd Edition.
He was the former program manager for multicultural education, bullying, and civil rights at the Connecticut State Department of Education. From 1998 to 2015 he was the Connecticut State Title IX Coordinator. In addition to conducting workshops Title IX he has served as an expert witness on sexual harassment in schools. Currently he is an adjunct professor of education at Albertus Magnus College and Quinnipiac University where he teaches courses in multicultural education.
Dr. Howe has a B.A. in Psychology from McMaster University; a B.Ed. in Elementary and Special Education from the University of Western Ontario; a M.S. in Management Science from Lesley University School of Management, and his MA and Ed.D. from Teachers College/Columbia University.