Department Chair:
Daphne John, Chair

Administrative Assistant:
Judi Davidson

Department Email:

Phone: 440 7758370
Fax: 440 7758644

King 305
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074-1095

Aaron J. Howell

Aaron J. Howell

Visiting Instructor of Sociology (2011)

Contact Information


King Building 305A
(440) 775-6143

Personal Office Hours:
TR 1000-100 Or by appointment

Aaron J. Howell

Aaron Howell

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Cincinnati
  • M.A. University of Cincinnati, 2007
  • B.S., Kansas State University, 2004

My research investigates a variety of topics in urban sociology including spatial analyses of urban populations, suburbanization, and processes of residential choice, especially as it relates to the perpetuation of neighborhood related inequalities. Currently, I am completing my dissertation, "The Social Reproduction of Neighborhood Context" which examines intergenerational effects on adult residential choice. 
Courses I teach include introduction to sociology, urban sociology, social orders and disorders, social movements, sociological theory, and a seminar on housing in the United States. Some of my other research interests include the sociology of sport, race and ethnicity, and immigration. My work has appeared in Urban Affairs Review, Journal of Urban Affairs, and in a forthcoming edited volume Undocumented Immigrants in the United States Today.
Originally from Manhattan, Kansas, I currently reside in Oberlin with my wife and two children.