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Dr. Charles Howell

Dr. Charles Howell Dean

"Manage time wisely. Make sure you set aside time not just for education but for professional responsibilities, family and yourself. In planning your coursework, work smart, communicate with professors and make sure you understand expectations."

Degrees Held

  • Ph.D. – Syracuse University, 2000
  • M.F.A. – University of Iowa, 1985
  • B.S.Ed. – Georgia State University, 1973

Career Highlights

I've served in a variety of leadership positions—school principal, program coordinator at the college level, department chair and now Dean.

I've presented multiple times at the Philosophy of Education Society, the Association for Moral Education, the American Educational Research Association, the Society for the Philosophical Study of Education, and the American Philosophical Association.

My work deals with equity in school finance, homeschooling, moral education and the ethics of school discipline.

What do you want students to take away from your classes?

Broad understanding of how students learn. Practical strategies for instruction and leadership.

What advice would you give to those considering an online degree program?

Manage time wisely. Make sure you set aside time not just for education but for professional responsibilities, family and yourself. In planning your coursework, work smart, communicate with professors and make sure you understand expectations.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that educators face today?

Meeting multiple expectations of parents, the community, legislators, and school accountability

Why did you start teaching?

A love of learning and the chance to make an impact on children's lives

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know.

I've studied at 11 different colleges and universities and have been employed at six schools and eight universities. My work at YSU has been by far the most enjoyable!

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