Shea Howell is a professor and chair of the Department of Communication and Journalism at Oakland University in Rochester, MI, where she teaches courses on communication theory and multicultural and political communication. Her most recent book is Making Sense of Political Ideology. She is currently researching the rhetoric of globalism.
Howell, who recently received a Poynter Fellowship as part of a model national project in multicultural communication and journalism, has received two national journalism awards for her editorial writing.
She writes a weekly column for The Michigan Citizen and is a co-founder of DETROIT SUMMER, a multicultural, inter-generational youth leadership program that engages the talents and energies of young people to rebuild and redefine Detroit from the ground up.