Dr. Leah Howell is an Assistant Dean of Students at Bowling Green State University, in the Office of Campus Activities. She completed her Ph.D. in Educational Studies, with a focus in Development and Learning Sciences, at the University of Cincinnati where her research focused on the intersection of identity development and high risk alcohol use. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Studies & Psychology from Central Michigan University. In her current role, she provides leadership for the student organization services area, which includes all 350+ registered student organizations at BGSU as well as the Fraternity & Sorority Life Program.
Prior to joining the BGSU family, she served the University of Cincinnati as an Assistant Academic Director in of Arts & Sciences, then moving into the role of Program Manager for Fraternity and Sorority Life. While at UC, Leah served as an adjunct faculty member in the colleges of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services as well as Arts & Sciences. She has also worked in academic support roles at Cincinnati, Davenport University, and Eastern Michigan. Leah believes that students should actively engage in their collegiate experience and their community through student organizations, volunteer opportunities and other hands-on experiences, and is committed to helping students succeed.