Margaret HowellTitle: Assistant Professor of Social Work and Dua Degree Coordinator
Office Location: NH019
Phone: (269) 471-6647
M.S.W. Community Organization, Group work, Casework - University of Connecticut
B.A. Theology and History - Northern Caribbean University
A.A. Liberal Arts – Capital Region Community College
Margaret Howell, LICSW, joined the Andrews University faculty in 2012, teaching courses in Critical Thinking, Children and Families at Risk, Counseling and Spirituality, Foundations of Practice, and School Social Work.
Margaret Howell has twenty five years of experience as a clinical and community social worker and as a social work educator. She has served as a social work consultant, clinical supervisor, social work liaison and mediator in Connecticut and in Massachusetts. She has also worked extensively with diverse populations of children and families, college students and individuals of all ages.
She worked as an associate professor of Social Work and Sociology and as the Director of Field Placement for eight years at Atlantic union College in Massachusetts. She also served as Counselor and the Director of Counseling Services for the college. Howell has chaired many committees, has served on several boards and has been involved in community initiatives with the local chamber of commerce, schools, hospitals and with the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts. She was awarded the Outstanding Black Scholar Award by the University of Massachusetts in Boston.
Coordinator of church ministries in her local church, she is a frequent speaker and workshop presenter in churches, camp meetings and union meetings and has facilitated weekly group bible studies in the church and in the community.
Howell has maintained a private practice as a psychotherapist in Massachusetts and serves as a Give An Hour volunteer counselor for returning veterans and their families.
Current Research or Professional Activities
Current Research Interests:
Candidate, MA in Pastoral Ministry.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and returning veterans
ADHD/LD in College Students
VanderWaal, C.J., Howell, M.D., Davis, D. & Opel, A.R. (December 2013/January 2014). Yielding to temptation: How should we deal with students who try alcohol or drungs? Journal of Adventist Education. 76(2), 17-24.
Depression Recovery – Eight week workshop, Hudson Community Center, MA (2012)
Managing Anxiety - South Lancaster, MA (2012)
Managing Test Anxiety – South Lancaster, MA (2012)
Working with Children of Divorce - South Lancaster, MA (2012)
Lectures with Students
Howell, Margaret & Roberts, Deslyne. "The Use of Self: Modeling Christ in Teching, Advising and Mentoring." Lecture. NACSW, Grand Rapids. November 13, 2015.
Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts