TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Clara Jean Howard M.Sc., Ph.D. (c)

Part-time Lecturer Literacy, Language and Culture
Clara Jean Howard, Lecturer in Literacy, Language and Culture

Office Location

218A Bailey Hall, Gorham campus



Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Educational Policy and Leadership, University of Southern Maine
  • M.Sc. Literacy Education, University of Southern Maine
  • B.A. History, University of Prince Edward Island


Clara Jean Howard is a faculty member in the Department of Literacy, Language and Culture, housed within the School of Education and Human Development. She is interested in how teachers of any discipline become more effective educators of linguistically and culturally diverse students. Clara Jean has taught in K-12 contexts in Maine, Japan and India, and has been an adjunct faculty member of USM for two decades. 

Clara Jean teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses including Content-Based Curriculum for English Language Learners, Teaching Writing to Multilingual Learners, ESL Testing and Assessment, and Foundations of Cultural and Linguistic Diversity. 

Her interests include motorcycling, renovating a 140 year-old church as a summer home on Prince Edward Island, Canada, and spending time with her family.