Joseph Yuichi Howard

Associate Professor

Irby Hall

(501) 450-3412



Curriculum Vita

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Houston, 2006

M.A., Political Science, University of Houston, 2003

M.A., Second and Foreign Language Education, Soka University of America, 1995

B.A., Political Science and History, University of Texas at Austin, 1994.



U.S. Government & Politics

Public Policy

Seminar in Education Policy

Seminar in Policy Analysis & Evaluation



1.  Howard, Joseph Y. and Keith A. Nitta. 2012. “Helping Students Become Civically Engaged Through Service Learning Courses.” The Midsouth Political Science Review, vol. 13 (1), pp. 177-185.

2.  Howard, Joseph Y. and Gary D. Wekkin. 2011. “Political Parties, Civil Society, and American Federalism” with Gary D. Wekkin. In Dialogues on  Political Parties and Civil Society in Federal Countries, eds. Rupak Chattopadhyay and Karl Nerenberg. Ottawa, Canada: Forum of Federations. A Global Dialogue on Federalism Booklet Series, Volume 9, pp. 47-49.

3.  Howard, Joseph Y. and Sharon Wrobel. 2011.  “No Child Left Behind: Perceptions and Challenges for Rural Arkansas Educators.”  The Midsouth Political Science Review, vol. 12, pp. 1-20.

4.  Howard, Joseph Y., Sharon Wrobel, and Keith A. Nitta. 2010.  “Implementing Change in an Urban School District: A Case Study of the Reorganization of the Little Rock School District.” Public Administration Review, vol. 70 (6), pp. 934-941.

5.  Howard, Joseph Y., Keith A. Nitta, Sharon Wrobel, and Ellen Eddings. 2009. “Leading Change of a School District Reorganization.” Public Performance and Management Review, vol. 32 (3), pp. 441-486.

6.  Howard, Joseph Y. and Keith A. Nitta. 2008. “The Little Rock School District: A Community and School Board Divided.” Electronic Hallway, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington.

7.  Howard, Joseph Y., Gregory Weiher, Noah Kaplan, and Christina Hughes. 2006. “Hispanic College Attendance and the State of Texas GEAR UP Program.” Review of Policy Research, vol. 23 (5), pp. 1035-1051.


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