Jacquelyne Thoni Howard
Professor of Practice
Jacquelyne Thoni Howard is an inaugural Professor of Practice at the Connolly Alexander Institute for Data Science. She earned a Ph.D. in U.S. History from Fordham University, an M.A. in History from the University of San Diego, and a B.A. in History with a minor in Secondary Education from Loyola University New Orleans. After completing her undergraduate degree, Thoni Howard became a certified secondary teacher and gained extensive professional experience in instructional design and educational technology.
As a historian, her teaching, research, and mentoring work centers on data education, surveillance studies, the history of empires and data information, and applying data in the digital humanities using the frameworks of gender and race. In her courses, she focuses on the cultural and social implications of data use and equitable data practices. In her current manuscript project, Thoni Howard uses quantitative methods to examine the family experiences of African, Indian, European, and mixed-heritage women living in the Lower French Louisiana Borderlands from 1700-1766. She is a founding editor of the nationally recognized guide Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online, and has written about applying feminist practices while convening Digital Humanities Labs and communities.