Jessica Powell

  • Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education
Courses: 
  • ED 131: Teaching and Learning in Diverse Communities
  • ED 411/412: Inclusive Intermediate Curriculum & Methods
  • ED 450: Strategies for Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities
  • ED 320: Emergent Literacy
  • ED 350: Strategies for Teaching Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
Jessica Powell
Division(s): 
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Contact: 
Contact Information Available
Office Location: 
Eddy Hall 307
Telephone: 
315.655.7794
Email: 
jpowell@cazenovia.edu
Prior to joining Cazenovia in 2013, Professor Powell was an instructor of elementary and early childhood education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also served as the Site Coordinator for the Children's Defense Fund Freedom School at Duke University, a non-profit program that serves children and families from low income communities. Before her work with UNC and Duke, Professor Powell was an inclusive first grade teacher and literacy support specialist at a Title I school in Durham, North Carolina. Professor Powell received her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where her research and teaching focused on the intersection of families, schools and culture. Her dissertation explored the intergenerational oral histories of segregation, desegregation, schooling and education among African American families in the South. ​ Her current research investigates perspectives of school choice and educational decision-making among low income families and communities of color. 
Education: 
  • Ph.D. in Education, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, August 2013
  • Program Strand: Culture, Curriculum and Change
  • M.Ed. in Early Childhood Inclusive Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, May 2004
  • B.A.E. in Special Education-Inclusion, University of Florida, Gainesville, May 2003
Conferences: 
  • National/International Conferences
  • Powell, J. (2014) “I Don’t Have Anything Against Public Schools… But My Grandkids Are Where They Need To Be”: Intergenerational Family Pedagogy, Mobility, and School Choice. Paper accepted for the American Educational Studies Association Conference. Toronto, ON.
  • Powell, J. (2014) "You Don't Just Stay in One Place": The Intergenerational Pedagogy of Two African American Families in the South. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Powell, J. (2013) Moving Other People's Stories: Contradictions & (Im)possibilities. Paper presented at the American Educational Studies Association. Baltimore, MD.
  • Powell, J. (2011) Other(ing) Families: Reconceptualizing the Relationships Among Families, Education, and School. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, LA.
  • Job, J., Powell, J. , Vaughan, K., Huddelston, G., Schubert, B., Slattery, P. (2011) Discussion on the Coalition for Curriculum and Policy: A Response to the Core Standards. Panel presented at the American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, LA.
  • Morrison, S., Noblit, G., Powell, J., Sams, B., Todd, A. (October, 2010). Moving Stories: Narratives in Our Lives, Classrooms, and Research. Panel presented at American Educational Studies Association. Denver, CO.
  • Charpentier, A., Powell, J., Sams, B. (October 2009). Emancipating Emotion in Qualitative Research. Paper presented at Curriculum & Pedagogy, Decatur, GA.
  • Powell, J., Charpentier, A. (October, 2008). The Paradoxical Nature of Scholar Activism. Paper presented at American Educational Studies Association. Savannah, GA.
  • Powell, J. Charpentier, A., Grumet, M. (October, 2008). Scholarly Resistance: Activists in the Academy. Panel presented at the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing Conference at Bergamo, Dayton, OH.
  • Powell, J. (March, 2008). The Irony of Educational Isolation in a Connected World: Pedagogical Love, Eros and Liberation in the Transactional Curriculum. Panel presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies. New York, NY.
  • Regional Conferences:
  • Powell, J. (2010, February). Reflections of my Grandmother: Moving Stories through Autoethnography. Paper presented at the Southeastern Association of Educational Studies, Charlotte, NC.
  • Powell, J. (2008, February). Education as the Practice of Freedom: The Role of Pedagogical Love in the Curriculum Paper presented at the Southeastern Association of Educational Studies, Columbia, SC.
Memberships: 
  • American Educational Research Association
  • American Educational Studies Association
  • College and University Faculty Assembly of NCSS
  • National Council for Social Studies