Dr John B Howard is University Librarian and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Informatics at University College Dublin (UCD); since July 2012 he serves as Head of the Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA). He holds a concurrent position as Adjunct Professor of Informatics in the School of Human Evolution & Social Change at Arizona State University.
Dr Howard has undertaken sponsored research in archaeology, anthropology, history and philosophy of science, and music. He has served as PI or Co-PI on awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Hewlett Packard Corporation, the Laura Boulton Foundation and other funders. He has served on the boards of several organisations that support scholarship in the humanities, including Digital Antiquity, the Laura Boulton Foundation, the Repertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM), and the Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities.