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Ms. Connie Howard

Ms. Connie Howard
Associate Professor
Luecker Building, RM 204
(606) 539-4366


BS Health and Physical Education, University of the Cumberlands 1974
MS Therapeutic Recreation, 1976 


Connie Howard is a Professor at University of the Cumberlands in the HESS Department.  She has taught various classes over the years including Death and Dying, Environmental Health, Substance Abuse, Nature Connection to Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Introduction to Study of Disease, Epidemiology, Foundations of Health Science, Special Topics such as Mental Health, Health and Wellness and is a supervisor of the Public Health Internships. Connie also works as a Mental Health Technician at Baptist Health Corbin.

Connie also co-owns Refuge Ridge, a Wolf/Wolfdog rescue. She has been an active part of the rescue for the past 5 years.  Refuge Ridge also promotes conservation and environmental education.  She has also worked with Greenpeace to help in the restoration of the Monarch Butterfly by planting 1,000’s of milkweed seeds.  Connie is also an avid long-distance hiker, spending several weeks of every summer section hiking on the Appalachian Trail.  Up to this point, she has hiked close to a thousand miles on the Appalachian Trail (AT).

Connie lives in Corbin, KY in a log cabin adjacent to the Daniel Boone National Forest on all sides. She lives with her 3 dogs and several cats. She and her neighbor have blazed out several trails on their properties for regular hiking and wildlife observation.

FACULTY EXPERTISE: Death and Dying, Nature and Environmental, Wolf/Wolfdog Rescue, Graphic Design Art.