Emily Howland (November 20, 1827 - January 29, 1929) was a philanthropist and educator.
An active abolitionist, Howland taught at a school for young black girls in Washington D.C from 1857 to 1859. During the Civil War she worked in Arlington, Virginia teaching freed slaves to read and write as well as administering to the sick during a smallpox outbreak.
In 1882 she assumed control over the Sherwood Select school as owner and consulting head, a position she held up to her one hundredth year in 1927, at which point it was renamed the Emily Howland high school by the New York State Board of Regents.
In 1926 she received the Litt.D degree from the University of the State of New York. She was the first woman to have this honor conferred upon her from this institution.
She was also the author of the book Historical Sketch of Friends in Cayuga County.