Revered Anthropology Professor Celebrates Retirement

Rosalyn Howard 

Rosalyn Howard, Ph.D., a sociocultural anthropologist, is retiring from the UCF Department of Anthropology.  Howard joined the department in 1999.  Her primary area of research is ethnohistorical studies of the African Diaspora with a focus on the interrelationships formed by African and Indigenous peoples in the Americas and the Caribbean.

During her tenure at UCF she published a book entitled Black Seminoles in the Bahamas that addressed her extensive research at the community of Red Bays, Andros Island, Bahamas and served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Texas at Austin during a year sabbatical.

Howard also participated in UCF’s Interactive Expeditions by traveling to South Africa and Swaziland to conduct live webcasts for students in her class, African Societies and Cultures.  Students were able to experience Africa without leaving the comfort of home.  She also served as Co-PI on a Fulbright-Hays project that focused on the challenges of providing high quality education in Botswana.

We wish Dr. Howard well in her retirement and her contributions to the department and her students will be missed.

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