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Craig B Howley

Co-Director ACCLAIM and Adjunct Associate Professor
Educational Studies
McCracken Hall 314F

Dr. Craig Howley holds the B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia College, the M.A. in Gifted Education from Marshall University Graduate College, and the Ed.D. in Education Administration from West Virginia University. At present, Dr. Howley directs doctoral dissertations for the Educational Administration program. His primary research interests include educational scale, rural education, intellect and talent development, mathematics education, and the relationship between culture, political economy, and schooling.

Most Recent Publications:

Howley, A., Howley, M., Hendrickson, K., Belcher, J., & Howley, C. (2012). Stretching to survive: District autonomy in an age of dwindling resources.Journal of Research in Rural Education, 27(3). Retrieved fromhttp://jrre./

Howley, A., & Howley, C. (2011). Counseling the rural gifted. In T. L. Cross & J.R. Cross (Eds.), Handbook for counselors of students with gifts and talents: Development, relationships, school issues, counseling needs, and interventions (pp. 121-136). Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Howley, A., Showalter, D., Howley, M., Howley, C., Klein, R., & Johnson, J. (2011). Challenges for place-based mathematics pedagogy in rural schools and communities in the United States. Children, Youth, and Environments, 21(1), 101-127. Retrieved from

Howley, C., Johnson, J., & Petrie, J. (2011). <="" em="">(Policy Brief). Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center. Retrieved from

Howley, C., Pickett, D., Brown, P., & Kay, L. (2011). Loving and hating high school: Divided opinion among adults in a rural university town. Critical Questions in Education, 2(1), 28-43. Retrieved from Education/divided_Opinion_final.pdf

Howley, A., & Howley, C. (2010). Disabusing small-schools reformism: An alternative outlook on scaling up and down. In P. Kovacs (Ed.), Bill Gates and the future of U.S. public schools (pp. 104-125). New York: Routledge.

Howley, C., & Howley, A. (2010). Poverty and school achievement in rural communities: A social class analysis. In A. Jackson & K. Schafft (Eds.),Rural education for the twenty-first century: Identity, place, and community in a globalizing society. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press.

Howley, C. (2009). Critique and fiction: Doing science right in rural education research. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 24(15). Retrieved January 5, 2010, from