Dr. David Howard, LMFT-S, LPC
Dr. David Howard joined the U.M.H.B. faculty in the fall of 2006. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon where he majored in psychology, and Western Seminary (Portland, OR) where he received the Masters of Divinity degree in pastoral ministries. He received his M.A. in Human Development and Family Studies at Kansas State University while serving as a U.S. Army Chaplain 1974-1994. Following ten years of private practice as a marriage and family therapist, he earned his Ph.D. in Family Studies at Texas Woman’s University in 2004. Dr. Howard began teaching full-time in 2006 at UMHB in the Department of Graduate Counseling after serving there as an adjunct professor. He and his wife, Diane, are proud of their three grown sons, Jon, Matt, and Mark - all UMHB alumni, and they thoroughly enjoy their eight grandsons.
- Ph.D. Texas Woman’s University. Major: Family Studies. Dissertation title, “Process Evaluation of a Court-Mandated Divorce Education Program,” Chair: Dr. Mary Bold ( 2004).
- M.A. Kansas State University. Concentrations: Human Development & Family Studies. Thesis title, “Family Stress Management in the Military, ” (1988).
- M.Div. Western Seminary. Major: Pastoral Ministries (1971).
- B.A. University of Oregon. Major: Psychology (1967).
- Associate Professor, Department of Graduate Counseling & Psychology, The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, Texas, 2006-present.
- Director, Military Chaplains’ Program in the Marriage and Family Christian Counseling Program, The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, Texas, 2006-2009.
- Adjunct Professor, Graduate Department of Psychology and Counseling, The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, Texas, 2004-2006.
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Counselor, Community Counseling Center, Belton, Texas, 1994-2013.
- Chaplain (LTC), U.S. Army, 1974-1994 (retired)
Curriculum Developed and Courses Taught at the Graduate Level
Area of Expertise
Service (missions, ministry, etc...)
Professional Societies and Licenses
Moral injury of military personnel; routine monitoring of counseling outcomes and therapeutic alliance