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John R. Howard

Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology

John Howard is Distinguished Service Professor emeritus of sociology at Purchase College. He received his doctorate in sociology from Stanford University and a law degree from Pace University School of Law. Reflecting broad interests, his books include Faces in the Mirror: Oscar Micheaux and Spike Lee (2010) and The Shifting Wind: The Supreme Court and Civil Rights from Reconstruction to Brown (1999). Professor Howard has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and from the American Bar Association.

Education

  • BA, Brandeis University
  • MA, New York University
  • PhD, Stanford University
  • JD, Pace University