Emily Howe

I decided to pursue a PhD after teaching high school in the NYC public schools for five years. Though I was frequently inspired in working with my students and colleagues, working within the bureaucracy of the NYC Department of Education led me to skeptical of education policy and frustated with the structural inequalities in educational systems (and American society more broadly). I wanted to better understand the economic, political, and social complexity of educational systems and how it affects the people who work and learn within it. 

My research interests generally fall at the intersection of education and philosophy and in bridging the gap between educational research and teacher practice. 

Prior to coming to Pittsburgh, I received a BA in Environmental Studies and Philosophy from the University of Chicago and a M.S.Ed. from Long Island University Brooklyn through a partnership with the NYC Teaching Fellows.