Pat Howard came to Juniata College in 2008, teaching Computer Art and Digital Photography. In 2010, she was made an Assistant Professor of Art and since that time has taught the digital art classes in the Art Department.
She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Delaware and a Master of Fine Arts from Penn State University, where she specialized in photography. She has completed workshops at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado with Duane Michals and at the International Center for Photography in New York.
Howard has taught drawing and photography for the School of Visual Arts at Penn State University, Penn State Summer study abroad programs in Mexico and Ireland and at Penn College of Technology. She was a rostered artist for many years with the PCA residency program (Galaxy: Arts in Education), teaching photography workshops in K-12 schools throughout central Pennsylvania.
Howard' s photography was featured in a one-person show "Migrations", at the Juniata College Museum of Art in the fall of 2013. She has had work exhibited in the Penn State Zoller, downtown Theatre and Hub galleries. She will be in residency at the Burren College of Art, in Ballyvaughan, Ireland, in the summer of 2014.
Originally from Delaware, she has also lived in Colorado, where she worked as a Promotions Manager for public television station KBDI-TV. At KBDI she produced two silent film series, one hosted by film director Peter Bogdanovich. She was an Assistant Producer on the documentary "Everything Has a Spirit", which was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2000. Her time in public television fostered her interest in film and animation.
Howard's work has been featured in the Altoona Mirror ("The Ties That Bind", 2014), Centre Daily Times ("Artist Takes it Personally", 2007), Artsword (2007). Her interview with artist Jaune Quick-To-See Smith was featured on the Penn State Arts & Architecture website. She is a member of the Society for Photographic Education.