Howard Pickett Adjunct Professor of Law

Phone: 540-458-4592


Office: 301 Mattingly House

Areas of Expertise/Classes Taught

Poverty Seminar


BA, Millsaps College

MA, PhD, University of Virginia


As Director of the Shepherd Program, Professor Pickett works with affiliated faculty, staff, community partners, and alumni to provide students with the understanding and skills needed to address the pressing moral and social problems associated with poverty. He also teaches the introductory, fieldwork, and capstone courses in Poverty and Human Capability Studies. Before joining the Shepherd Program in 2011, he taught courses in business ethics and modern religious thought at The University of Virginia.