Dr. Mark Howse
Mark Howse serves as the Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Director of Educational Outcomes and Assessment at the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM). Dr. Howse has nearly two decades of successful, innovative higher education experience. He has served in several instructional and leadership positions, including faculty and administrative positions at both public and private institutions. Before joining MSM, Dr. Howse served as the Director of University Assessment and Academic Initiatives under the Office of Academic Affairs at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.
The Nashville, Tennessee native holds a Bachelor of Science (BA) Degree from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) where he double majored in Aerospace and Mathematics. Dr. Howse also earned a Master of Science (MS) Degree in Mathematical Sciences from MTSU. He went on to his doctoral work at the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, earning his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
Dr. Howse has over 15 years of experience as a faculty member, teaching courses in mathematics, education, research methods, and curriculum and assessment at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He also has several scholarly publications and has presented at many state, regional, and national conferences. During his professional career, Dr. Howse has secured and managed more than four million dollars in grant funding and has served as Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator, and Evaluator for National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and U.S. Department of Education grants.
While his training and experiences relate broadly to assessment and evaluation across all disciplines, Dr. Howes’s recent efforts have focused on the effectiveness of medical education for academic health science centers. He specializes in program evaluation and review, as well the use of data to improve the programs and services of institutions that prepare the next generation of health care providers, public health professionals, and health administrators.
Dr. Howse has received several prestigious awards, including the Rising Star Award from the MSM Faculty Association, College of Education Faculty Member of the Year for multiple years, and is proud to have been awarded the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship and Kettering Foundation Fellowship. Dr. Howse is a member of the Association of Institution Research and is an active member of several community service and fraternal organizations.