BA Social Work/ Biology - Assumption College Worcester, MA 1979
BS Physician Assistant - SUNY-Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY 1981
MBA - University of Maine Orono, ME 2000
Ph.D. Business Administration - Arizona State University Tempe, AZ USA 2005

Selected Works


Howley, Michael J., Metrics Malpractice. Clinical Leader (Forthcoming)

Howley, Michael J., The Quality of Clinical Trials. Applied Clinical Trials (Jan 2015):

Howley, Michael J., The Next Generation of Clinical Trial Performance Metrics. Applied Clinical Trials (Feb 2013):

Howley, Michael J., and Malamis, Peter, High Performing Study Startups. Applied Clinical Trials (Feb 2014):

Howley, Michael J., and Malamis, Peter, Performance Measurement You Can Use (and believe). Clinical Leader (Oct 2013):

Professional Experience

Other -Vascular Surgery P.A. Practice Manager Bangor ME Aug 1995 - Feb 1998
Other -Surgical Services Owner Bangor ME Feb 1998 - Jul 2001
Academic-University of Maine Instructor in Management Orono ME Aug 2000 - Aug 2001
Academic-Arizona State University Instructor in Marketing Tempe AZ Aug 2001 - May 2005
Other -CRO Analytics Clinical Trial Predictive Analytics Aug 2010 -


2013 Outstanding Faculty/Staff Mentor Award for the year 2013-2014 (Drexel Graduate Student Association)
2010-2012 Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Center for Teaching Excellence (Drexel University - LeBow College of Business)
2009 Excellence in Teaching Award (Drexel University)

WWW Resources

Areas of Expertise

  • Assessing Clinical Trial Quality
  • Measuring Clinical Trial Performance
  • The Business of Health Care
  • The Impact of Health Reform on the Delivery of Medical Services