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. 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."
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