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 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 he has written for the (Harrisburg) Patriot-News, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and others. 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
MEd University of Georgia, 2000
BA College of William & Mary, 1996

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

Scholarship & CV