Professor in the GBAT Department at SUNY Maritime College
Larry Howard, Ph.D. is a respected, tenured Professor, with several decades of experience in the maritime industry as an entrepreneur, shipping agent, and marketing executive. His dual academic/industry background enables him to apply professional expertise in the areas of conference staging, curriculum development, global logistics, international law, maritime transportation, public advocacy, research, supply chain security, vulnerability assessment, and writing.
Dr. Howard obtained his doctorate from the University of Washington (Seattle) in 1981, specializing in a dual field of Comparative Politics and International Relations, with a focus on International Law. His other doctoral fields were Political Theory and Marine Affairs. He is currently a full, tenured Professor in the Global Business and Transportation Department (GBAT), State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College. He also chaired the GBAT Department at SUNY Maritime College, from July 15, 2005 to April 17, 2012.
Beginning in 2006, Dr. Howard initiated and directed at SUNY Maritime three annual “Trojan Horse” events, exercise scenarios that tested the vessel security and facility security plans at the college but also involved a collaborative testing of security plans of other participants, including federal, state, and local agencies, and private sector shipping companies. In collaboration with Professor Jeff Weiss, Dr. Howard organized the annual Conference on Cutting-edge Issues in Shipping (known as the “Groundhog Day Event” at SUNY Maritime) that convened for the seventh and last time in February 2012. Recently Dr. Howard and his colleagues staged two Maritime Security Conferences (MARSECON) at SUNY Maritime.
Dr. Howard’s most recent publication, “The Insidious Bond Between Political Correctness and Intolerance,” appeared in the March 2019 issue of New English Review, https://www.newenglishreview.org/custpage.cfm?frm=189596&sec_id=189596
Dr. Howard continues to research, teach, and write in his several fields of interest.