Gloria Howell is the director of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center at Indiana University Bloomington. She is also faculty coordinator for a first-year experience and introductory research course for freshman Hudson and Holland Scholars. Her research focuses on Black students broadly, specifically identity development and affirmation, culturally relevant pedagogy and curricular practices, and the effects of student activism on institutional change.
Her Ph.D. dissertation research was on the African American Arts Institute at IU Bloomington. She is active in the Bloomington community, serving as vice chair of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Commission, a member of the City of Bloomington Black History Month Planning Committee, co-coordinator of the Free Homework Help Program at Bethel AME Church and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Kappa Tau Omega chapter.
Areas of Expertise
Black students on campus, identity development and experiences, culturally relevant curriculum, Black student activism; Black performing arts.