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Ronald O. Howell

Associate Professor
English

Location: 4161 Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x3663
Fax: 718.951.4612
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Ron Howell spent three decades as a working journalist. He was a foreign correspondent in Latin America and the Caribbean, and he covered the Middle East during the 1991 Iraq War. Howell has worked full-time with Newsday, The New York Daily News, Ebony Magazine, The Baltimore Evening Sun, ABCNews.com and The Associated Press. For several years he was the editor of CUNY Matters, a 40,000-circulation publication for faculty and staff of the City University of New York. Currently Howell is teaching journalism at Brooklyn College. Previously he was the George Polk Journalist-in-Resident at LIU/Brooklyn. He speaks Spanish and French, and understands Haitian Creole. His recent book is a biography/memoir titled Boss of Black Brooklyn: The Life and Times of Bertram L. Baker. It is on Fordham University Press' Fall '18 list. In 2000 Howell wrote a book about working titled One Hundred Jobs: A Panorama of Work in the American City. It was published by The New Press.

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