Prior to January 2012, Howard Stern was the director and chief information officer for the City of Pittsburgh where he was responsible for the
administration of the City's computer systems and for technological initiatives.
He managed a staff of 75 employees and consultants who provide technical
support, quality assurance, infrastructure enhancements, and data security and
governance. Howard holds a PhD in political science and public policy from West
Virginia University. He also earned master's degrees in public administration
and information technology from the University of Pittsburgh. Howard is an assistant professor at Carlow University, where he teaches in the MBA program, as well as undergraduate programs, including: Introduction to
Political Science and Politics and Technology.