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Nancy E. Howell
Research Assistant Professor
Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Interests

  • Student outcomes assessment
  • Program effectiveness assessment
  • Formative teaching evaluation
  • Curricular improvement through assessment methods
  • Problem-based learning
  • Public health: parallels between human and animal health care
  • Disaster planning


  • MPH (2003) The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • 1998-99 Higher Education Management Institute Wellesley College
    Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • Ed. D. (1987) The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
    Department of Educational Leadership
    Higher Education Administration
    Dissertation topic: A Comparative Analysis of Incentive Funding Methods Used in Higher Education
  • M.S. (1981) The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
    Department of Continuing and Higher Education
    Higher Education Administration
  • B.A. (1974) Marshall University, Huntington, WV
    School of Journalism
    News-editorial Journalism

Current Position

  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
  • Director of Assessment, Dean's Office

Community Service


  • Facilitator, Application-based Learning Exercise (ABLE), VM801, 802, 804, 805, 806

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Institutional Research
  • American Association of Higher Education
  • American Public Health Association
  • Phi Zeta, National Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine
  • Gamma Sigma Delta, Agriculture Honor Society
  • Tennessee Public Health Association