Mr. Eric Howard
Department of Economics
Research Areas: Economics of Education, Teacher Effectiveness/Quality, History of Economic Thought, Philosophy and Methodology of Economics, Quantitative Methods and Program Evaluation
Eric Howard is a lecturer at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) and joined the Bryan School in 2020 after serving as an adjunct instructor for six years at several colleges and universities in the Triad area. Prior to teaching he spent twelve years working at the SERVE Center at UNCG where he was involved in educational research and program evaluation, working on a variety of projects, including participation in the statewide evaluation of the federally funded Race to the Top grant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. He received his Master of Arts in applied economics from UNCG, where he focused on the economics of education and completed a thesis examining the effects of private school competition on public school student outcomes in North Carolina. His current research explores the relationship between teacher effectiveness and student learning from a variety of perspectives (development of critical thinking skills, cognitive vs. non-cognitive ability, etc.).
Research and Awards
An oasis of knowledge: The early history of Gateway University Research Park
Journal of the Knowledge Economy