Jeffrey Howard

Brittain Fellow

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Writing and Communication Program
Office Location:
Skiles 307
Office Hours:
MW 10-10:30
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Overview
Personal Pronouns:
he, him, his

As a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow, Jeff Howard teaches first-year composition (FYC) in the Writing and Communication Program at Georgia Tech. His FYC classes explore the intersections between food studies and multimodal communication. His students develop their written, oral, and visual communication skills by creating food blogs, menus, and digital exhibits on numerous food-related topics, including social media, the ethics of eating, agriculture, sustainability, ethics, GMOs, obesity, competitive eating, and digital culture. Jeff received his PhD from Idaho State University in English and the Teaching of English in 2017, along with a graduate certificate in TESOL. His dissertation focused on female tricksterism in the early eighteenth-century British novel. He is the co-chair of the Grant-Writing and World Englishes Committees in the Writing and Communication Program, the editor and webmaster of World Englishes: Linguistic Variety, Global Society, and last--but not least--assistant co-director of the Naugle CommLab at Georgia Tech.

Education:
  • PhD in English and the Teaching of English, Idaho State University
  • Graduate Certificate in TESOL, Idaho State University
  • MA in English Literature and Writing, Utah State University
  • BA in English--Professional Writing, BYU-Idaho
Areas of
Expertise:
  • 18th-Century British Literature
  • Folklore
  • Professional Writing
  • Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages (TESOL)
Interests
Research Fields:
  • Communication
  • Linguistics - Instructor
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
Courses
  • ENGL-1101: English Composition I