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Dr. Aaron J. Howell

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Mount Union provides a small, personal environment for a young person to develop and be educated.

Education

B.S., Sociology, Kansas State UniversityM.A., Sociology, University of CincinnatiPh.D., Sociology, University of Cincinnati

Why Sociology?

As an undergraduate I became interested in sociology. At the same time I worked for the Upward Bound program which led me into the profession. After getting my undergraduate degree I decided to pursue the Ph.D. in order to become a sociology professor.

The Personal Experience 

Mount Union provides a small, personal environment for a young person to develop and be educated. Its strengths lie in its ability to nurture student success because, to put it simply, I can get to know my students and they can get to know me.

Mount Union's Social Sciences

In the Department of Social Sciences we provide a variety of opportunities for students interested in the social sciences. Our Department houses majors and minors in sociology, criminal justice, political science, history, international affairs and diplomacy, national security and foreign intelligence analysis, and the 3+3 law degree program.

  • 2023 | Howell, Aaron J. “The Election of Barack Obama.” African American Activism and Political Engagement: An Encyclopedia of Empowerment. Ed. Dr. Angela Jones. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. Forthcoming. 
  • 2023 | Howell, Aaron J. “Barack Obama’s Second Term in Office.” African American Activism and Political Engagement: An Encyclopedia of Empowerment. Ed. Dr. Angela Jones. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. Forthcoming. 
  • 2023 | Howell, Aaron J. “Barack Obama’s First Term in Office.” African American Activism and Political Engagement: An Encyclopedia of Empowerment. Ed. Dr. Angela Jones. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. Forthcoming. 
  • 2023 | Howell, Aaron J. “The First Black President: The Contributions and Legacy of Barack Obama.” African American Activism and Political Engagement: An Encyclopedia of Empowerment. Ed. Dr. Angela Jones. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. Forthcoming. 
  • 2020 | Howell, Aaron J. “Bulls Markets: Chicago’s Basketball Business and the New Inequality by Sean Dinces (review).” Journal of Urban Affairs 42(4): 685-686. 
  • 2019 | Howell, Aaron J. “Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty by Scott Allard (review)”. Social Forces 98(2): e10
  • 2019 | Howell, Aaron J. and Noel Holton Brathwaite. “Recommitting Campus to Goals of Civic Mindedness and Social Responsibility.” Network: Proceedings of the Faculty Resource Network National Symposia Spring 2019. New York University. 
  • 2017 | Howell, Aaron J. “Migration and Multiculturalism.” Colonialism to the Twenty-first Century in Western Civilization. Ed. Dr. Michael Schuering. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale 
  • 2017 | Howell, Aaron J. “Social Spatial Segregation: Concepts, Processes, and Outcomes. Edited by Christopher D. Lloyd, Ian Shuttleworth, and David W. Wong. (review)”. Journal of Urban Affairs 39(4): 593-594.  
  • 2014 | Howell, Aaron J. and Jeffrey M. Timberlake. Racial and Ethnic Trends in the Suburbanization of Poverty in U.S. Metropolitan Areas, 1980-2010.Journal of Urban Affairs 36: 79-98.  
  • 2011 | Timberlake, Jeffrey M., Aaron J. Howell, and Amanda J. Staight. “Trends in Minority Suburbanization in American Metropolitan Areas, 1970-2000.” Urban Affairs Review 47:218-255