Marsha Howard - Faculty & Adjuncts

Marsha Howard, MS

Marsha Howard, MS
Instructor in Biological Science
College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Biological Science
918-631-3944 Oliphant Hall Room 230


MS – Oklahoma State University Health Sciences Center BS – State University of New York-Utica


Marsha Howard has been working in biological education as an educator or researcher for the past 26 years.  Her undergraduate degree in Biochemical laboratory technology prepared her to go into the field of biology with a broad range of skills.  After working in a college teaching laboratory for a few years she pursued her education degree as well.  Travel across the country allowed Howard to continue working in various areas of biological research as a Research Assistant.  Upon coming to Tulsa, she specialized in disease-causing amoeba and after working in the field for 10 years, completed her Masters degree in biomedical science.  Since the year 2000 she has been teaching High School Biology and Physical Science.  Howard's position at TU offers her the best of both worlds: education and the opportunity to work with students, and the possibility of pursuing research interests in parasitology and microbiology.

Research Interests

Free-living pathogenic amoeba Naegleria fowleri

Teaching Interests

Molecular and Cellular Biology
Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Plaques and Pestilence

Courses Taught

  • Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory
  • Introduction to Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Laboratory
  • Plagues and Pestilence
  • Microbiology for Health Professionals

Professional Affiliations

  • Southwestern Association of Parasitologists
  • Oklahoma Academy of Science