Sue Howell

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Professor of Practice, Online Instruction

My piece of the puzzle:
Dr. Howell is Professor of Practice, Online Instruction, and in addition to her teaching responsibilities (IA680 and IA697g) she consults with faculty and other instructors on best teaching practices as well as conducts and facilitates fully online professional development workshops and seminars. Dr. Howell also supervises students enrolled in the OIA Certificate in College Teaching Program and guest lectures in various graduate and undergraduate courses. She is also a former member of the National Advisory Board for the Educause Learning Initiative (ELI)

Background & Education:
Sue has worked for over 26 years in a variety of positions at The University of Arizona, including educational program development and coordination, undergraduate and graduate instruction, and instructional technology. Prior to her current appointment, Dr. Howell served as Director, Instructional Support with OIA. Other appointments included Assistant Director of the Learning Technologies Center (LTC) and Director of the Associate Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, a two-year, 1000 hour online program in integrative medicine for physicians and nurse practitioners.

Sue's professional and academic interests include learning theory, course level assessment, curriculum development for online instruction, student engagement, and the impact of sense of community on persistence in higher education.

Dr. Howell holds a B.S. in Family Studies and an MA and Ph.D in Educational Psychology.