Cultural Heritage Conservation and Tourism, Cultural Factors in Environmental Planning, Rural Development, Historical Ethnography and Folk Culture Studies of Southern Appalachia and the Cumberland Plateau
- Ph.D. 1978, Anthropology, University of Kentucky
- M.S.L.S 1967, Library Science, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
- B.A. 1965, Duke University
- Howell, B (2008) Introduction. In: Rugby, Tennessee. Some Account of the Settlement Founded on the Cumberland Plateau (reprint) by T. Hughes. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press
- Howell, B.J. (editor) 2006. Tourism Section. Encyclopedia of Appalachia. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.
- Howell, B. J. 2004. Cultural attachment to place: A framework for identifying and working with traditionally associated peoples in Southern Appalachia. Traditionally Associated Peoples and Ethnographic Resources Workshop Proceedings, National Park Service. http://www.cr.nps.gov/ethnography/training/TAPS/attachment.htm
- Howell, B.J. 2003. Folklife along the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.
- Howell, B.J. (editor) 2002. Culture, Environment, and Conservation in the Appalachian South. Champaign: University of Illinois Press.
- Howell, B.J. 1996. Heritage Tourism and Community Development. Lessons from Historic Rugby. In Keys in the Marketplace: Problems and Issues in Cultural and Heritage tourism.edited by Patricia Atkinson Wells. pp. 134-144, Enfield Lock, Middlesex, UK: Hisarlik Press.
- Howell, B.J. 1994. Mountain Foragers in Southeast Asia and Appalachia: Cross-cultural Perspectives on the "Mountain Man" Stereotype. In Appalachia in an International Context: Cross-National Comparisons of Developing Regions. pp. 131-140 edited by P.J. Obermiller and W.W. Philliber. Westport, CT: Praeger.
- Howell, B.J. 1994. Weighing the Risks and Rewards of Involvement in Cultural Conservation and Heritage tourism. Human Organization. 53(2) 150-159