Faculty/Staff Directory

Leah W Howell, Ph.D

Leah W Howell, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Biology

Peeples Hall
Room 305F
650 College Dr. Dalton, GA 30720

Office Hours

T: 12:05-3:05

R: 12:05-1:35

F: 12:30-1:00



Ph.D Clemson University
B.S. Shorter College


Dr. Leah Howell holds a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Shorter University (2005). She obtained her Ph.D. in Genetics from Clemson University (2010) and has been teaching ever since. Her Ph.D. dissertation focused on the genetics of metal uptake in the freshwater microbe, Caulobacter crescentus.

Dr. Howell enjoys teaching a variety of courses at DSC including Biology I, Microbiology, and Genetics. Outside of teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has 2 children: a boy and a girl. She also enjoys college football, reading, and music. 

Course Name/Overview

Course Name Course Overview
Biol 1107k- Principals of Biology I
Biol 2215k- Microbiology
Biol 3000- Research Methods and Scientific Communication
Biol 3400k- Genetics


Chancellor's Learning Scholar