Associate Professor Of Sociology, Chair
Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2011
Dr. Howard-Bostic joined Shepherd in the Summer of 2013. She accepted the position of department chair in the Fall of 2015, and is also the coordinator of internships in Sociology and Criminal Justice in the Department of Sociology, Criminology and Criminal Justice. In 2020, Howard-Bostic added the role of Associate Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity. She teaches criminal justice courses such as Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRIM 200), Juvenile Delinquency (CRIM 312), Gender and Crime (CRIM 415), and Criminology (SOCI 402), as well as General Sociology (SOCI 203) and Social Stratification (SOCI 321). Dr. Howard-Bostic received the 2015 SU Outstanding Teacher Award and is featured on the READ Poster in the Scarborough Library. In 2017, she received the Outstanding Service Award and earned the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award in 2019.
Dr. Howard-Bostic was the first recipient of Shepherd’s Storer College Award, which recognizes faculty who incorporates diversity and social justice into his or her classroom, research, scholarship, and interaction with students. Howard-Bostic has infused service learning opportunities in her course design. She has also facilitated university service learning projects, community-based youth programs, and international learning initiatives. She has participated in international projects in Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica, and Vancouver. Howard-Bostic has also established strong relationships with several state and local organizations that service homeless persons, lower-income residents, and battered women. She writes grants as a member of several executive boards and non-profit organizations to service marginalized populations.
Dr. Howard-Bostic’s research and journal publications have advanced the study of cross-cultural motivations for aggression, transformational leadership, and intimate partner violence. The studies offer support and perspectives that embrace diversity and promote social justice initiatives. Howard-Bostic has also represented Shepherd as the keynote speaker at several conferences/events and her research is published in several peer-reviewed academic journals and texts. You can download her articles, presentations, and course lectures at http://www.chowardbostic.com/.
2018. Howard-Bostic, Chiquita. Christopher Cobian, Lindsey Levitan, and Joseph Robbins. Chapter 4: A Program to Combat Harassment Against Women: Consideration for Implementation at the University, p.97-128 in M. Sapucia and D. Andrade (eds.), Women’s rights: International Studies on Gender Roles and its Influence on Human Rights. Editora Deviant, Erechim, Rio Grande do Sul- Brazil.
2016. Howard-Bostic, Chiquita, Lisa Carden, Rachel Tysor, and Cassidy Morris. Student Perspectives of Service Learning. Journal of the East Coast Colleges Social Sciences Association, 15(1): 1-22.
2015. Basirico, Laurence, Chiquita Howard-Bostic, Barbara G. Cashion, and J. Ross Eshleman. The Handbook of General Sociology, 1st Edition, BVT Publishing: Redding, California. ISBN: 978-1-62751-714-0
2015. Howard-Bostic, Chiquita. “Corrections in Hungary.” 8 August 2015, Encyclopedia of Corrections. Wiley & Sons, Inc.
2015. Howard-Bostic, Chiquita. “Transformational Leadership and Contest Evasion: A Feminist Perspective on Leadership, Power and Success.” Oxford Journal of Academic Perspectives, 2015(2), 1-31.
2015. Howard-Bostic, Chiquita, Jessica Smith, and Faroat Andasheva. “Survey of Multi-Media Assistive Technology as Universal Accommodations: An Academic Disability Services Initiative,” Journal of Virtuality, Education and Science (Virtualidad, Educación y Ciencia), Córdoba, Argentina: Centro de Estudios Avanzados, 1-10.
2015. Howard-Bostic, Chiquita. “The Innovative Hybrid Course Model: A Taxonomy-focused Pedagogy in a Learner-Centered Culture.” Journal of the East Coast Social Sciences Association, 14(1), 96-110.
2015. Howard-Bostic, Chiquita. “Aggression and Violence in Teen Girls,” in Crime and Criminal Justice in Black Girls and Adolescents: Facing Life Challenges. P. 349-368 in Ed. Catherine Fisher Collins, Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers.
2014. Howard-Bostic, Chiquita. “Women’s Emotive Responses and Female-Perpetrated Intimate Partner Violence.” Journal of International Criminal Justice Research, 2: 1-28.
2013. Howard-Bostic, Chiquita. “Is Mutual Violent Combat (MVC) a Gender Neutral Conceptualization of Intimate Partner Violence?” Conference of the International Journal of Arts & Sciences, 6(2): 361-376.
2009. Howard-Bostic, Chiquita. “Stepping out of the Third Wave: A Contemporary Black Feminist Paradigm.” Forum on Public Policy Online, January 2008 edition, 1-7.
2006. Howard, Chiquita. “Justice or Injustice in Jamaica: The Social Construction of Juvenile Crime.” International Journal of Learning, 13(1): 47-56.
Grants & Awards
2019 Shepherd University Outstanding Academic Advisor Award
2018 Distinguished Alumni Award, Educational Opportunity Program, University of New York at Buffalo
2017 Shepherd University Outstanding Service Award
2015 Paul and Lisa Welch Foundation Endowment Award
2015 Shepherd University Outstanding Teacher Award
2015 West Virginia’s Remote Online Collaborative Knowledge System (WVROCKS) Grant
2014 Storer College Faculty Award, SU Diversity and Equity Committee
2014 West Virginia FACDIS International Professional Development Research/Travel Grant