Dr. William A. Howe is the education consultant for multicultural education and gender equity, in the Bureau of Choice Programs at the Connecticut State Department of Education. He is also the State Title IX Coordinator.
Dr. Howe is the founder and chairperson of the New England Conference on Multicultural Education (NECME) now in its 12th year. He is the Past-President of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), based in Washington, DC. In 2006 he was awarded the G. Pritchy Smith Multicultural Educator of the Year Award at the Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ.
He is on the boards of several organizations, including the editorial board of Multicultural Perspectives, the official journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME); the Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC), Advisory Board for Native Village, University of Connecticut Asian American Studies Institute, Advisory Board for the University of Connecticut Office of Multicultural & International Affairs (OMIA) Diversity Committee, Programs in International Educational Resources (PIER) of the Yale Center for International and Area Studies (YCIAS), the Hartford Public Library Center for the Book, and the Education Advisory Committee for the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center.
He has been an educator for almost 30 years in the US and Canada and has made five trips to China and one to South Africa to study multicultural education. This year he made his first trip to Israel to study the Holocaust. He has given over 300 workshops, lectures and keynotes on diversity, multicultural education and organizational development. He is a regular presenter at state and national conferences, has appeared on both radio and television on diversity issues. Over the past fourteen years he has trained over 14,000 educators in multicultural education.
He is co-authoring a textbook on multicultural education, a book of inspirational stories about teachers, and was a co-author of the Handbook for Achieving Gender Equity through Education, 2nd Edition.