Dave Powell


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 questioning the judgment of umpires and listening to music, especially of the protest variety. 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 was project director, in the summer of 2014, 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. He writes a regular column for Education Week as "The K-12 Contrarian."


FYS 143-2: "This Machine Kills Fascists!":  Protest Music & Social Change in the American Experience

Education 199: Foundations of Education

Education 306: Teaching Social Studies

Education 377: Education Policy & Politics

Education 405: Student Teaching Seminar

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Dave  Powell

Dave Powell
Associate Professor, Education

Email: djpowell@gettysburg.edu
Phone: (717) 337 - 6552

Box: Campus Box 0396

Address: Weidensall Hall 101

300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

PhD University of Georgia, 2008
BA College of William & Mary, 1996

Academic Focus:
Teaching History & Social Studies, Education Policy, Philosophy of Education

Scholarship & CV