Professor Howard teaches at Georgetown University, and he also volunteer teaches at the Jessup Correctional Institution, a maximum-security prison in Maryland. When possible, he has sought to integrate these two communities, by bringing Georgetown students into the prison in order to work alongside the incarcerated students. Read his blog post about "Teaching and Learning in a Maximum-Security Prison."

His "Prison Reform Project" course, which included 15 students from Georgetown and 16 from Jessup, was recently featured as the cover story in the Washington Post Sunday Magazine.

Professor Howard has taught the following courses in recent years:

“Prisons and Punishment”

- an undergraduate lecture/discussion course at Georgetown University

“Prison Reform Project”

- an "inside-outside" course that combines Georgetown undergraduates with incarcerated students at the Jessup Correctional Institution (JCI)

“Fascism and Extremist Movements”

- an undergraduate seminar that he has taught both at Georgetown and at JCI

“Comparative Criminal Justice”

- a seminar based on his book manuscript (Unusually Cruel:  Prisons, Punishment, and the Real American Exceptionalism) that he has taught at JCI

“Methodology of Comparative Politics”

- the gateway comparative politics seminar in the Georgetown Ph.D. program in Government

“Civil Society and Democracy”

- a seminar for Ph.D. students at Georgetown

“Democracy and Democratization”

- a seminar for Ph.D. students at Georgetown

World Politics

- a colloquium consisting of guest lectures by Georgetown and other faculty members to incarcerated students at JCI