Dr. Howe’s research centers broadly on the intersections of race, sport, and education. Within these intersections, Dr. Howe focuses on Black male college athletes as well as Black coaches and athletic administrators. His research with Black male college athletes centers race along with identity development and self-presentation. Related to Black athletic coaches and administrators, Dr. Howe examines their racialized experiences as they operate in predominately and historically white spaces. One of his research goals is to bridge the gap between scholarship and practice within collegiate athletics and higher education institutions. Thus, Dr. Howe has had the opportunity to engage with athletic departments and various academic units on college campuses to provide support and a positive environment for some of their key Black stakeholders.
Dr. Howe has presented his work at national and international conferences associated with the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Black Student-Athlete Summit, North American Society for Sport Management, College Sport Research Institute, American Educational Research Association, and the Association for the Study of Higher Education. His work has also been published in academic journals, such as the International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, International Journal of Sport Communication, Journal of Amateur Sport, and Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics.
Dr. Howe earned his PhD in Educational Studies with a focus on Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University. He obtained his Master of Science degree in Sport Management and Bachelor of Science in Corporate Communication degree from the University of Texas at Austin. During his time at Texas, Dr. Howe also worked with the football team on the equipment staff. While in school, Dr. Howe was also the recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholarship, which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation.