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 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. 


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