University of Vermont

College of Education and Social Sciences

Doctoral Programs in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Carrie Williams Howe (Ph.D. Program)

Carrie Williams Howe
Carrie Williams Howe

I grew up in Barrington, Rhode Island but came to Vermont to attend Middlebury College as an undergraduate student.  After a short stint in Washington, DC following graduation, I moved back to Vermont to complete my masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs at The University of Vermont.  It was then that I fell in love with Vermont, and with my husband Eric, and decided to stay in this beautiful state.  My career thus far has focused on service-learning as a form of experiential education, and on higher education’s role as an engaged member of the broader world community.  I spent 8 years in UVM’s office of Community-University Partnerships and Service-Learning (the last three as the Director of this Office) before becoming the Executive Director of Vermont Campus Compact (VCC).  VCC’s role is to support the same kind of work on a statewide level, serving its membership of Vermont higher education institutions (including UVM!).  My doctoral work is focused on the intersections between higher education leadership, adult development, and teaching and learning; and my dissertation focuses on the senior year experience as a culminating, career and life planning event.  Specifically, I am looking at how a students’ career leading up to the senior capstone might correlate with their relative success in the capstone as well as the skills and abilities they are able to demonstrate.  I currently live in Williston, Vermont with my husband Eric, my son Avery, and our dog Maddie where I spend as much time as possible gardening and cooking with my family.

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