Assistant (Teaching) Professor of Clinical Education
Ed.D., University of Southern California
Brooke Howland is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Education. Currently Dr. Howland is working with the Rossier School's new Master's of Arts in Teaching program. Additionally, she is a national reading and language arts consultant who provides professional development for educators who serve racially and linguistically diverse students at "under-performing" urban schools. She is an expert in the area of curriculum development, instructional improvement, urban education, and online education.
Her research and interests continue in the areas of literacy development, and pre-service and in-service education for urban educators, and on the relationship between pre-service urban teacher preparation and teacher practice. Dr. Howland has participated as a member of the School Assistance and Intervention Team (SAIT) for underperforming schools. She has also written AB472 for CA State mandated and approved teacher trainings for three different language arts programs. In addition to this she has conducted research to determine effective methods of professional development and also has researched the effects of individualized professional development on the theoretical understandings and implementation practices of teachers.
Before coming to Rossier she was an elementary teacher at several schools in Colorado, Texas, and California, a national educational consultant, and also an online teacher for the University of Phoenix. Dr. Howland received her Master's Degree in Elementary Education at the University of Northern Colorado. Her studies emphasized Multicultural Anthropology, and Hispanic culture and English language acquisition. While completing the Teacher Education in Multicultural Societies Ed.D. program at the University of Southern California, her studies examined statistically-evident issues in urban education. She also received her B.A. in Social Science from the University of Northern Colorado with an emphasis in Elementary Education and a minor in Multicultural Anthropology.