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College of Education

Emily Howell

Assistant Professor

Office: Old Main 303
Phone: Dept: 864-656-7645
Vita: Click Here

Educational Background

Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction, Literacy
Clemson University 2015

M.Ed. English Education
Georgia State University 2005

BA English and Government
Wofford College 2003


Emily Howell is a faculty member in literacy for Clemson University's College of Education in the Department of Education and Human Development. Emily has taught English and writing at the secondary and collegiate level and currently teaches pre-service teachers and graduate students in education employing both online and face-to-face classroom environments. Her research interests include multiliteracies, adolescent literacy, writing instruction, and digital tools. Emily approaches research through partnerships with teachers using methodologies such as design-based research. Her research has been published in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, Journal of Literacy Research, The Reading Teacher, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, and Professional Development in Education.

Courses Taught

EDLT 8100 Foundations of Reading and Writing
EDLT 8240 Practicum in ESOL: Working with English Language Learners
EDLT 8270 Content Area Reading and Writing for Middle and Secondary Teachers
EDLT 8160, Practicum in Differentiated Instruction
EDLT 8230, Introduction to Linguistics
EDLT 4620, Reading and Responding to Children’s Literature in the Elementary Classroom
EDF 9550 Theoretical Bases of Instruction

Research Interests

New Media Literacies
Adolescent Literacy
Design-Based Research