John N. Howell is an Associate Professor Emeritus of Physiology at Ohio University with a B.A. from Kalamazoo College and a Ph.D. from UCLA. His research focused on vertebrate skeletal muscle, its cellular mechanisms of contraction and its control by the nervous system. He currently serves on the Boards of the Athens County League of Women Voters, the Alliance For Just Money, the Ohio University Emeriti Association, and is a General Committee member of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, representing the Lake Erie Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. He serves on the Legislative Action Committee of the Alliance and presented a summary of the proposed American Monetary Reform Act at the June 2022 Annual Meeting of the Alliance. He is the recipient of many teaching awards and has over the last decade presented talks on the monetary system and its need for reform to community groups, university student groups, religious groups, the League of Women Voters, and the American Monetary Institute. He lives with his wife in Athens, OH, where he enjoys tending scores of oak and other trees he has planted.