Randy Howe

Communications Media School of Arts and Sciences
Photograph of Dr. Randy Howe
978.665.3544 Office: Conlon 321
Office Hours
Spring 2021

Tuesday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Or by appointment

Please email rhowe@fitchburgstate.edu to schedule a meeting on google meet or phone.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Communication & Media Studies (COMM 1105)
Message Design (COMM 1120)
Interactive Media Project Design (COMM 3304)
Information Design (COMM 4209)


Ed.D., Department of Curriculum and Teaching, Boston University School of Education (Educational Media and Technology)
M.S., Fitchburg State College (Communications Media Management)
B.S., Fitchburg State College (Communications Media)

Dr. Howe is a professor who has been with the University since 1998. A former graphic designer, researcher and management consultant for several firms, Dr. Howe's research interests include creativity and visual communication with a focus on print and interactive media. Professional interests include instructional design, media and technology, information design, semiotics, educational technology and advertising.

Dr. Howe is a full professor in the department. Last year he spoke at the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication Conference on the topic of “Pedagogy in Transition: Changing Tools to the Max.” Later this year he will speak at the International Visual Literacy Association conference on “Visual Literacy Guidelines for Information Design Application.” His current work focuses on visual literacy and information design topics.