STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE

Howard McCoy

Job Title:

Social Studies Teacher

Department:

Social Studies

Email:

Phone: (510) 577-9100

ext. 

903

Started at O'Dowd:

2020

Degrees: 

B.A. in History/Black Studies from U.C. Santa Cruz; M.A. African Diaspora History from Texas Southern University

Originally from:

Compton, California

Why I Teach:

One of the people who most influenced me and mentored me was my high school history teacher.

Most powerful teaching technique:

I like to use problem-based learning techniques and also Socratic seminars.

Why are the subjects you teach important?:

Learning about your own history and the history of others is important so that we can understand where we are today.

Favorite quotes:

"Teaching is a calling, not a choice."

Favorite trivia:

Recommended visual media:

Recommended reads:

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Dr. Joy DeGruy

Hobbies or outside interests:

I practice Muay Thai, a martial art from Thailand.