Michael W. Howell
Associate Professor of the Practice and Holder of the Karin C. and R. Bowen Loftin ’71 Bush School Intelligence Studies Program Endowed Faculty Fellowship
Phone: (979) 458-1070
Michael W. Howell joined the faculty as an Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of International Affairs in the fall of 2019. Howell graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and earned a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies at the Naval War College, graduating with distinction. He also attended a Kellogg School of Management Executive Course at Northwestern University and completed a postgraduate class in terrorism studies through the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
In his twenty-three years as an FBI agent, Howell investigated domestic and international complex crimes and terrorism as well as led and supervised training for FBI agents and support and executive personnel. He was an adjunct instructor at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and served as the coordinator of the FBI Academy’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS) and International Law Enforcement Training (ILEA) for North Texas, where he worked with police chiefs and sheriffs from over 250 departments.
Howell’s international experience includes assignments as assistant and acting legal attaché in US embassies, where he routinely provided expert advice in law enforcement and terrorism matters to US ambassadors on host nation capabilities, criminal cases, and threats to US interests. Howell also had multiple assignments to countries in the Middle East and Europe for operations and training related to terrorism, criminal cases, and intelligence matters.