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Matthew Howell, Ph.D.

Dr. Matthew Howell

Associate Professor


  • B.A. Missouri State University
  • M.P.P. University of Kentucky
  • Ph.D. University of Kentucky, Public Administration

Research/Academic Interests

  • The ways individuals can organize politically to govern themselves through interest groups, informal networks, and local governments


Dr. Howell’s work can be found in several journals including:
  • Urban Studies
  • The Latin Americanist

Associations/Affiliations/Work History

  • Intern for the Office of the Majority Whip of the United States House of Representatives
  • Served on a youth advisory board for the City of Blue Springs, MO
  • Worked for the City of Paducah, KY, City Manager’s Intern and Assistant
  • Former instructor of political science at the University of Kentucky and Morehead State University


  • Distinguished Educational Leader Award (2015-2016)
  • Bill Collins Award Honorable Mention (2010)