• M.A., Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), 2005
  • B.A., Hanover College, 2000

Professional Activities

  • Indiana University Purdue University, Visiting Lecturer (2007–2010)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (2004–2007)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Vincennes University (2006)
  • HIV Women’s Educator, Step-Up, Indianapolis (2006–2007)
  • Research Assistant, Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning, University of Indianapolis (2006)

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Families & Society
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Capstone Internship in Sociology
  • Gender and Society
  • Sociology of Education
  • Music & Social Change in the United States
  • Social Theory
  • Women & Health
  • Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • Urban Sociology in London & Paris

Administrative & Service Responsibilities

  • Faculty Senate Alternate  (2011–present)
  • Student Affairs Committee (2012–present)
  • Reinstatement Committee (2009–present)
  • Donor-Funded Scholarship Committee (2010–present)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Scholarship & Learning (2008–present)
  • Reviewer, Teaching Sociology (2012–present)
  • Nominations Committee ( 2008–2012)
  • Retention & Graduation Committee (2008–2009)
  • IUPUC Search and Screen Committee for Tenure Track Faculty in Communication Studies (2011)
  • IUPUC Search and Screen Committee for Tenure Track Faculty in Sociology (2012)
  • Advisor for Sociology major, sociology minor, and sociology medical minor
  • Advisor for Women’s Studies minor
  • Advisor to Sociology club


  • Howard, J. and A. Zoeller.  2007. “The Role of the Introductory Sociology Course on Students’ Perceptions of Achievement of General Education Goals.” Teaching Sociology 35(2), 209-222.
  • Howard, J., Zoeller, A., and Pratt, Y.  2006. “Students’ Race and Participation in Sociology Classroom Discussion: A Preliminary Investigation” Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 6(1), 14-38.

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Professional Interests

My concentration in sociology is gender, family, and society. My current teaching interests include the role of music in social change, the privatization of the prison system, women’s studies, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.