Intercultural Literacy

May 19, 2003

Introducing WAOE member Diane Howard:

Dear Colleagues, I am delighted to begin an association with WAOE.

Having lived my first years in mainland China and Japan, I have resided all over the world. Gaining broad experience in on-site and distance communication, I have studied, taught, and presented throughout the United States and in Europe. I think that I have had global interests and perspectives most of my life.

I earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and Communication at the University of Texas. Most recently, I completed requirements for a Post-Doctoral Administrative Certification in Distance Learning at the Texas A & M Center for Distance Learning Research. (

I am a communication professor at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. I am also an online facilitator in the Indiana Wesleyen University Online Master's of Education program. (

I am committed to developing and supporting role models, especially in marginalized populations, such as minorities, females, and/or the physically challenged. I was a founder and president of Combridge, Inc., a non-profit, educational support organization. ( ) I am especially involved with historical, ethnic, and minority issues in technological, distance communication research, presenting, writing, and publishing.