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 please 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 his writing has appeared in the (Harrisburg) Patriot-News, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer. He writes a regular column for Education Week as "The K-12 Contrarian."
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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
MEd University of Georgia, 2000
BA College of William & Mary, 1996
Teaching History & Social Studies, Education Policy, Philosophy of Education
Scholarship & CV