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Dustin Ells Howes

Professor of Political Science, College of Humanities and Social Sciences






Dustin Howes was the David J. Kriskovich Distinguished Professor of Political Science in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at LSU.

Professor Howes began his career in LSU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences in fall 2008 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in fall 2013. Professor Howes earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill in 2005. While at LSU, Professor Howes authored countless publications including “Toward a Credible Pacifism: Violence and the Possibilities of Politics.” In addition to this, though he faced challenges of ALS, he was able to complete another book, titled: “Freedom Without Violence: Resisting the Western Political Tradition.”

Dustin Howes was born on Oct. 17, 1973, in Detroit, Michigan, and attended Wayne State University before graduating from The University of Michigan in 1995 with an A.B. in Political Science and Communications. While an undergraduate student, Howes was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and wrote hip-hop review for The Michigan Daily. He then went on to earn an A.M. in Social Sciences at The University of Chicago, Illinois, and his Ph.D. at The University of North Carolina.

Professor Howes obtained multiple awards during his impressive career including the University of North Caroline Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (Spring 2002), membership in the University of North Carolina Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars, and the University of North Carolina Department of Political Science John Patrick Hagen Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student (Spring 2001).

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