Eboni Howard

Ms. Eboni Corin Howard

Principal Researcher
American Institutes for Research


Eboni Howard is a principal researcher and an early childhood specialist at American Institutes for  who oversees AIR’s early childhood practice area. Howard has over 20 years of experience conducting child and family research, as well as program administration and management. She has provided research or consultation services to federal, state and local organizations.

Dr. Howard is currently the director of two projects related to the professional development of teachers in Head Start programs for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation. She is also a senior advisor for Massachusetts’s Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant Study: Validation of Educator Competency, and is the early childhood alliance lead for the U.S. Department of Education, Institute for Education Sciences, Regional Educational Laboratories-Midwest (REL Midwest). A few of the organizations she has provided consulting services to include the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Council of Chief State School Officers, and Chicago Public Schools. Before joining AIR, she was the Frances Stott Chair in Early Childhood Policy and founding director of the Herr Research Center for Children and Social Policy at Erikson Institute. Prior to her work at Erikson, Dr. Howard was a senior researcher at Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Howard has presented extensively on early childhood topics and has served on a number of advisory boards, including the Illinois’s Early Learning Council and First 5 LA Research Advisory Committee. She also served on the National Research Council’s Committee on Developmental Outcomes and Assessments for Young Children that published Early Childhood Assessment: Why, What and How.

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Year Degree Institution
2000 PhD, Human Development and Social Policy Northwestern University
1996 MA, Human Development and Social Policy Northwestern University


Year Title  
2000 Employment, Social Support, and Well-Being Among Low-Income Mothers: A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis

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