Before coming to Gettysburg, Dave Powell taught high school social studies for six years in suburban Atlanta, where he earned a certificate from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 2004. He likes the Atlanta Braves and the Georgia Bulldogs and has a not insignificant amount of Tribe Pride; he spends his free time listening to music and taking pictures of his kids. His academic work is focused on helping teachers reimagine education from the inside out by encouraging them to think of teaching as intellectual work capable of enriching and improving their lives and the lives of others. He lives in Gettysburg with a strong woman and four above average children -- just don't ask for the test scores to prove it.
Dr. Powell is also project director of "On Hallowed Ground: Gettysburg in History & Memory," part of the National Endowment for the Humanities' Landmarks of American History & Culture program, and he has mentored several students who have created self-designed majors in American Studies.
Education 199: Foundations of Education
Education 306: Teaching Social Studies
Education 405: Student Teaching Seminar
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Associate Professor, Education
Phone: (717) 337 - 6552
Box: Campus Box 0396
Weidensall Hall 101
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400
PhD University of Georgia, 2008
BA College of William & Mary, 1996
Teaching History & Social Studies, Education Policy, Philosophy of Education
Scholarship & CV