Margaret Howell

Margaret Howell

Margaret Howell

Title: Assistant Professor of Social Work, Dual Degree Program Director and School Social Work 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, School Social Work, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Therapy with Children and Adolescents, Assessment and Treatment of Victims of Violence and Trauma and Advanced Crisis Intervention.          
Margaret Howell has twenty eight 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 Education for eight years at Atlantic union College in Massachusetts.  She later served as the Director of Counseling Services for the college.   Howell has chaired many committees, 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 private practice as a psychotherapist in Massachusetts and serves as a Give An Hour volunteer counselor for returning veterans and their families. She currently practices social work and gives clinical supervision in a local elementary school.


Current Research or Professional Activities

Current Research Interests:
Candidate, MA in Pastoral Ministry.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and returning veterans
Brain Injury
ADHD/LD in College Students
Certified Faculty Trauma Facilitator


Selected Publications:

Baltazar, Alina & Howell, Margaret (November 2016).  Faith-Based Dual-Degree, MSW Programs: Strengthening Two Worlds."  Presented at the Council of Social Work Education Program meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Howell, Margaret (November 2016).  Strengthening Two Professions: Faith Based Dual Degree, MSW Programs.  NCASW, Cincinnati, OH.

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.

Selected Presentations:

Emotional Healing - South Lancaster, MA (2016)
Adult Children of Divorce - Berrien Springs, MI (2015)
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)

Conference Presentations and Posters (* denotes student)

Margaret Howell.  "Mitigating Secondary Trauma in School Professionals."  American Council of School Social Workers (ACSSW) Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.  January 28, 2019.

Margaret Howell.  "Mitigating Secondary Trauma Experienced by MSW Students in Training."- National Association of Christian Social Workers, NACSW's Convention 2018 in Hartford, CT. October 26, 2018.

Howell, Margaret (November 2016).  Strengthening Two Professions: Faith Based Dual Degree MSW Program.  Poster presented at NACSW, Cincinnati, OH.

Howell, Margaret & Roberts, Deslyne* (November 2015) . "The Use of Self:  Modeling Christ in Teching, Advising and Mentoring."  Lecture.  NACSW, Grand Rapids, MI.