Randy Howard is a writer with more than 14 years of professional experience. His career began as a copywriter and an editor for a major TV-listings firm. In the mid-1990s, Randy published a sports magazine based in Albany, New York. Following this venture, he worked as the Communications Coordinator for a mid-sized manufacturer, where he eventually helped the firm to secure a $1M contract with a Fortune 500 Company.
Howard’s writing portfolio spans multiple genres, including journalism, marketing writing, and creative non-fiction. In 2005, Howard brought his practical business experience to the classroom. Since then, he’s taught high school English and English Composition at a community college in Tampa, FL. He holds both Bachelors and Masters Degrees in English Literature, as well as a Masters in the Science of Teaching.
Can you tell me a little about your experience at Saint Rose?
Graduated in December, 2010 with a M.A. in English where I wrote a memoir as my thesis under the tutelage of Daniel Nester.
Describe a memorable moment, professor, or course from The Saint Rose English Department?
What initially led you to choose English?
I wanted to write a trauma memoir about the time I nearly died in an Albany street fight.
Do you have any advice for future English majors?
If you’re going to pursue advanced study in English Lit., have a practical plan in place in terms of how you’re going to use those skills & credentials in the job market. It’s competitive out here!
What did you do after graduating?
I moved to Tampa, FL a year after graduating. I am currently a resume writer for the Ultimate Medical Academy, an online college. I also teach two sections of English Composition at Hillsborough County Community College.
Any other comments about the faculty at Saint Rose or the English Department?
I miss you guys! Thanks for putting up with me.
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