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Jay Howell

Dr. Jay Howell

Assistant Professor

Bio

Dr. Howell is an Assistant Professor of Secondary Education and is Program Coordinator for the Secondary Alternate Route Licensure Programs within the School of Education. Dr. Howell grew up in the public schools of Mobile, AL. He attended Auburn University (War Eagle!) where he received a Bachelor's degree in secondary social science education. After teaching high school history and geography in Georgia for five years, Dr. Howell returned to Auburn to complete a Master's and Ph.D. in Curriculum & Teaching. Dr. Howell is married to Bethany, an elementary school teacher. Together they have two children and a dog. You can find more information about Dr. Howell by visiting jamesbhowell.com.

  • Secondary Social Studies Education (PHD) - Auburn University (2014)
  • Secondary Social Studies Education (MED) - Auburn University (2007)
  • BS - Auburn University (2001)

Classroom Management, Principles of Teaching High School, Field Problems I and II.

  • Selecting and designing visual curriculum materials for inquiry-based instruction, Social Studies Research and Practice, 2019, 10.1108/SSRP-08-2019-0042
  • Designing geographic inquiry: Preparing secondary students for citizenship, Journal of Geography, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1080/00221341.2018.1495249
  • Scaffolded lesson study: Promoting professional teaching knowledge for problem-based historical inquiry, Social Studies Research and Practice, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1108/SSRP-03-2017-0008
  • Integrating theory and practice: Factors shaping elementary teachers’ interpretation of an inquiry model for teaching social studies, The Journal of Social Studies Research, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jssr.2017.04.003
  • Making sense of public issues with songs, Social Studies Research and Practice, 2016
  • Using lesson study to develop a shared professional teaching knowledge culture among 4th grade social studies teachers, The Journal of Social Studies Research, 2015, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jssr.2015.03.001
  • Independent Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR)
  • Mississippi Class AAAA Teaching License
  • Mississippi Council for the Social Studies
  • College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies
  • National Council for Geographic Education
  • National Council for the Social Studies
  • Phi Kappa Phi

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Contact Me

Owings-McQuagge Hall (OMH) 129D map

Hattiesburg

Email
James.B.HowellFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.5810

Areas of Expertise

Secondary social studies education; Problem-based inquiry; Qualitative methods; Design-based research; Lesson study professional development for K-12 teachers; Alternate route licensure in Mississippi; Teacher education; Geography education; History education; Classroom management; Curriculum.