Aimee Howley
Professor of Education Studies


  • Gifted education
  • Rural education

Aimee Howley is a professor in the educational studies department at Ohio University. She received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Barnard College, a master’s degree in special education from the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies/Marshall University, and a doctorate in educational leadership from West Virginia University. Her previous higher education experience included faculty appointments in the educational administration programs at Marshall University and Ohio University and chair positions in the education departments at West Virginia Institute of Technology and the University of Charleston. She served as associate dean in the colleges of education at Marshall University and Ohio University. Prior to working in higher education, Howley was a special education teacher and administrator in the Jackson County Schools in West Virginia. Howley has authored or co-authored five books, numerous book chapters and more than 50 refereed journal articles. Her most recent co-authored book, “Thinking About Schools: New Theories and Innovative Practice,” published in 2007, applies contemporary theories to the practical dilemmas of school leadership.