DAOM, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, 2019
MAcOM, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, 2008
BA, East Asian Studies, Bryn Mawr College, 1999
Before transitioning to AOMA, she was the vice president of communications and academic services where she managed the student services department, including academic advising, admissions, registrar, disability access services, counseling and alumni relations. In her role, Dr. Howlett provided leadership and cross-departmental support for the implementation of new academic programs, online educational software, and student information systems. Her administrative responsibilities included budget development and accountability, enrollment management, faculty and staff training, and institution-wide planning processes to support student success. In prior roles at OCOM, Dr. Howlett was also director of communications, and admissions and community education coordinator. She is an adjunct faculty member in areas of research, ethics and jurisprudence, study abroad in China, community outreach and comparative health professions and practices. She served as a faculty member on numerous committees, including the College Research Committee. In addition to teaching, Dr. Howlett brings over a decade of experience in non-profit governance and professional leadership through her service on the Oregon Association of Acupuncturists and Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine’s Board of Directors.