Lubbock Christian University
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Emily Howard

Lecturer in Residence of Biology

  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, George Mason University (in progress)
  • M.S. in Microbiology and Cell Science with a concentration in Medical Microbiology, University of Florida
  • B.A. in Biology, Lubbock Christian University
Current Classes
  • Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
  • Integrated Science I
  • Integrated Science Laboratory, Human Biology
  • Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
  • Integrated Science II
  • Integrated Science Laboratory, Human Biology


Emily was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas and grew up around Lubbock Christian University as her mother is a Professor of Mathematics at LCU. Emily graduated with her bachelor’s degree from LCU then began working in Seminole Independent School District teaching Science. While at SISD, Emily served as Science Department Head helping teachers develop their pedagogy in STEM fields. Emily continued school at the University of Florida where she obtained a Master of Science in Microbiology and Cell Science. Shortly after graduating with her master’s, Emily returned to LCU in the Fall of 2020 to teach in the Natural Sciences Department. Currently, Emily is pursuing a PhD in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. She lives with her husband Garrison Howard, also former alumnus of LCU, in Seminole, TX where Garrison serves as a Texas State Game Warden. They have two wonderful little boys. Emily has served on multiple committees during her time at LCU and is actively involved in organizations across campus. In addition, she continues to work in collaboration with local public schools to enhance Science education. Emily is actively working in collaboration with George Mason University on numerous research projects in the field of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. 

Latest News

LCU Associate’s Grant Award Winner, April 2023

SJHS Teacher of the Year and nomination for SISD Teacher of the Year, January 2020