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Dr. Deborah Powell

Associate Professor

Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy, and Special Education

EB 259 
(910) 962-3175 Phone
(910) 962-3988 Fax

Courses Taught

EDN 340 Reading Foundations
EDN 595 Special Topics in Education:THE GENRE OF LITERACY
EDN 586/587 Reading Foundations (K-6)
Pearson's Intro
NCRA Presentation 3 2011

Professional Service

As a new faculty member at UNCW, I am very interested in connecting with schools that are wanting to implement an inquiry approach and/or integrated curriculum.I am especially interested in working with elementary schools that want to enhance reading and writing with hands-on science. 

Research Interests

Integrated Curriculum
Teaching Writing in the Elementary Classroom
Writing Across the Curriculum
Nonfiction Genre
Spelling and Phonics
Writing and Spelling Assessment
Comprehension Strategies

Recent Presentations

NHCRA 21st Century Literacy
Service Learning

Additional Information

I am committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.I’ve had two primary goals since I have returned to higher education from the public schools:

These goals require inquiry, intuition, ingenuity, collaboration, and dedication.I see the future of our nation and our educational system at a crossroad.It is critical that we work together within the college, with colleagues in other colleges, with colleagues in other universities, and with the public schools to refine our techniques and reform the educational system.