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ATTITUDE
- Nelson Mandela
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there are many more hills to climb."
Altitude
"After climbing a great hill, one only finds
kivagrey.png
ATTITUDE
- Nelson Mandela
Determines
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there are many more hills to climb."
Altitude
"After climbing a great hill, one only finds
kivagrey.png
ATTITUDE
- Nelson Mandela
Determines
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Curriculum Vitae

HB Founder

“No one ever steps in the same river twice, for its not the same river and its not the same person.” ― Hericlitus

HER STORY

Dr. Chiquita D. Howard-Bostic was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. She began serving the community at the age of fourteen as a Mayor Summer Youth Employee in the Ellicott District Council Office in City Hall. Within four years, she had volunteered at several community organizations as a grant writer and advocate for marginalized youth and adults. By age 21, she was hired as the youngest executive director of human services in the City of Buffalo. In 2003, Howard-Bostic relocated to Virginia to extend her graduate-level education and pursue a career in academia. Howard-Bostic merged her goal to improve urban communities and a mission to provide social justice initiatives. Since 2007, Howard-Bostic, her husband, and school-aged daughter have resided in Martinsburg, WV. In West Virginia, Howard-Bostic plans to pursue a goal of encouraging individuals to achieve lasting positive change. DOWNLOAD her Curriculum Vitae (CV) in PDF format.

Higher Education

  • (5/2011) Ph. D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VT), College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Department of Sociology
  • (5/2001) M.U.P. State University of New York at Buffalo (UB), UB School of Architecture and Planning, Department of Urban and Regional Planning
  • (9/1999) B.A. State University of New York at Buffalo (UB), College of Arts and Sciences, Social Science Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Program
  • Professional Experience

  • (8/2017-present) Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies, Shepherd University, Department of Sociology and Geography, Shepherdstown, WV

  • (8/2016-present) Lead Instructor of Sociology, WVROCKS, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
  • (5/2015-present) Chair, Department of Sociology and Geography Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV
  • (5/2013-7/2017) Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies, Shepherd University, Department of Sociology and Geography, Shepherdstown, WV
  • (5/2013-8/2016) Adjunct Instructor of Sociology, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Division of Business/Social Sciences, Martinsburg, WV
  • (8/2007-5/2013) Assistant Professor, Content Specialist (Chair) of Social Sciences, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Division of Social Sciences, Martinsburg, WV
  • (5/2008-1/2013) Director of Institutional Assessment, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Martinsburg, WV
  • (1/2006-8/2007) Instructor of Sociology, Virginia Tech (VT), Department of Sociology, Women Studies, and Africana Studies Programs, Blacksburg, VA
  • (7/2001-5/2003) Executive Director of Housing and Human Services, Fillmore-Leroy Area Residents, Inc., Buffalo, NY
  • Certifications

  • (5/2017) Integrative Wellness and Life Coaching Certification
  • (11/2016) Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Training
  • (10/2016) Quality Matters Update
  • (8/2015) Blackboard Training: WV Rocks
  • (2/2015) AARP Driver Safety Course
  • (7/2014) Quality Matters Rubric Update/E-learning Certification
  • (4/2014) NIH Online Training (IRB: Human Research Compliance), Shepherd University
  • (2/2013) Quality Matters Online Course Development Certification
  • (11/2013) First Aid and CPR
  • (1/2010) Blackboard: Creating Web-based Courses, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
  • (12/2005) Designing Web-Based Surveys, Virginia Tech
  • Board Membership

  • (4/2017-present) Phi Beta Delta, Theta Epsilon Chapter Honor Society, Shepherdstown, WV
  • (4/2016-present) Board of Directors, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Charleston, WV
  • (7/2015-present) Board of Directors, West Virginia University Healthcare, Martinsburg, WV
  • (11/2013-present) Member, FACDIS
  • (12/2012-present) Berkeley County Diversity Council, Martinsburg, WV
  • (10/2012-present) Troop Leader, Girl Scouts of America #40160, Hedgesville, WV
  • (4/2007-present) Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society and Service Organization, Blacksburg, VA
  • (4/2006-present) Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society, Blacksburg, VA
  • (3/2006-present) Phi Kappa Phi of Virginia, Blacksburg, VA
  • (1/2004-present) Sisters of the Academy (SOTA), Auburn, AL
  • (8/2014-5/2016) Board of Directors, East Coast Colleges Social Science Association, Herndon, VA
  • (8/2010-5/2011) Board of Directors, Rocky Knoll Seventh Day Adventist School
  • (3/2006-8/2013) Alpha Xi Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Lambda, Blacksburg, VA
  • (1/2004-6/2011) American Sociological Association, Washington, DC
  • (1/2004-6/2011) Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), Knoxville, TN
  • (1/2004-6/2011) SSSP, Permanent Organization and Strategic Planning Committee
  • (1/2004-6/2011) Midwest Sociological Society, Des Moines, IA
  • (1/2003-6/2011) Southern Sociological Association, Mississippi State, MS
  • University Service

  • (11/2016-present) Civility Response Team (CRT), Shepherd University
  • (9/2016-present) Diversity and Equity Committee, Shepherd University
  • (9/2016-present) Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force, Shepherd University
  • (1/2014-present) Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society, Faculty Advisor, Shepherd University
  • (1/2014-present) Sociology Club, Faculty Advisor, Shepherd University
  • (1/2014-present) Women’s Studies (WMST) Board, Shepherd University
  • (1/2014-present) Student Success Committee, Shepherd University
  • (1/2014-present) Campus Tree Committee, Shepherd University
  • (8/2013-present) Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Shepherd University
  • (8/2013-present) Sociology and Criminal Justice Internship Supervisor, Shepherd University
  • (8/2013-present) Assessment Task Force, Shepherd University
  • (8/2013-12/2014) Committee for Curriculum Reform, Department of Sociology, Shepherd University
  • (8/2008-5/2013) Multicultural Club, Faculty Advisor, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
  • (5/2008-5/2013) Chair, Assessment committee, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
  • (8/2007-5/2013) Retention committee, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
  • (8/2007-5/2013) Technology committee, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
  • Awards

  • (8/2016) COPLACDigital Mellon Foundation Grant, COPLACDigital, Asheville, NC
  • (7/2015) Paul and Lisa Welch Foundation Endowment Grant
  • (4/2015) SU Outstanding Teacher Award
  • (2/2015) WVROCKS Course Creation Grant
  • (12/2014) Storer College Faculty Research/Teaching Award, SU Diversity and Equity Committee
  • (11/2014) West Virginia FACDIS International Professional Development Research/Travel Grant
  • (5/2013) Faculty Development Research Award, Shepherd University
  • (5/2013) Center for Teaching and Learning Assessment Grant, Shepherd University
  • (2/2010) Faculty of the Month, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
  • (1/2005) Citizen Scholar Award, VT Graduate School
  • (8/2005) Graduate Research Award, VT Department of Education
  • (1/2005) Graduate Research and Development Grant, VT Graduate School
  • (8/1999-6/2001) Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Fellowship, UB Center for Urban Studies
  • (5/2001) Best Professional Thesis, UB School of Architecture and Planning
  • (1/2000) Dean’s Award, UB School of Architecture