Jacquelyne Thoni Howard, Ph.D.

Administrative Assistant Professor of Technology and Women's History

Newcomb Institute
(504) 865-5765
Office Address
43 Newcomb Place, Suite 301
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Jacquelyne Thoni Howard is an Administrative Assistant Professor of Technology and Women's History. She earned a Ph.D. in U.S. History from Fordham University, an M.A. in History from the University of San Diego, and a B.A. in History with a minor in secondary education from Loyola University New Orleans. Jacquelyne leveraged her liberal arts degrees to gain extensive experience in digital scholarship and instructional technology. 

At Newcomb Institute, Jacquelyne directs initiatives and student programming related to digital humanities and instructional technology. Her teaching and research interests include examining topics about gender and race using interdisciplinary frameworks such as technology studies, digital humanities, empires and borderlands studies, family studies, and U.S. History. Using digital and quantitative methods with historical approaches, her current manuscript project examines the family experiences of African, Indian, European, and mixed-heritage women living in the Lower French Louisiana Borderlands from 1700-1766.

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Key Responsibilities:

  • Directs the Technology and Digital Humanities Lab that includes student programs such as the Digital Research Internship Program, Information Technology Internship Program, Grace Hopper Celebration Grants, Gender and Technology Grants, and the Equity in Technology student group.  
  • Teaches in the Newcomb Scholars Program, TIDES, and the History department. Facilitates a Digital Humanities workshop series about Digital Feminisms.
  • Oversees the technology infrastructure and provides technology consultation for the faculty and staff of Newcomb Institute.
  • Serves as a first-generation college faculty mentor with the Center of Academic Equity, as a faculty mentor in the Mellon Graduate Program in Community-Engaged Scholarship, and a co-convener of the Digital Engagement Consortium.

Selected Publications

Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online Guide Founding Editor with Dr. Clare Daniel. 2020 - Present. 

This Beautiful Sisterhood of Books Database, Digital Archive, and Crowd-Source Project,” Co-Director with Prof. Kate Adams, 2017 – Present. 

NOLA.com: Interviewed for “Rosie remembered: ‘Every woman … was proud of her contributions to help win World War II

“Women of All Red Nations (WARN),” in Women in the American Political System: An Encyclopedia of Women as Voters, Candidates, and Office Holders, ABC-CLIO, November 2018.  

“Oscar Romero,” in The World’s Greatest Religious Leaders: How Religious Figures Helped Shape World History, ABC-CLIO, March 2018.  

“North American Indian Women's Association,” in Women in the American Political System: An Encyclopedia of Women as Voters, Candidates, and Office Holders, ABC-CLIO, November 2018. 

“A Productive Colony: Threats to French Imperial Priorities and the Development of Families in Early French Colonial Louisiana’s Lower Mississippi Valley Borderlands,” Le Journal, vol. 32, no. 4, Fall, 2016, p 3-19.