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Ph.D., Indiana University (2003) in the History and Philosophy of Science
M.A., California State Univ Chico (1997) in History
B.S., California State Univ Chico (1995) in Mathematics
Professor Howard joined the department at Eastern in 2010 after teaching for eight years in the Cal State system. At EOU she offers a range of European and World history courses, including topical courses in the history of science and medicine.
Dr. Howard’s research focuses on early modern science and print culture, with an emphasis on issues surrounding authorship and receptions of scientific texts. The Book: The Life Story of a Technology, her first book, was published in 2005 by Greenwood Press and subsequently reissued in paperback by Johns Hopkins Press. Her most recent book, Loath to Print: The Reluctance of the Scientific Author, 1500-1750 was published by Johns Hopkins press in 2022. She has also published in Book History, Technology and Culture, and The Papers of the Bibliographic Society of America.