Powell among Keynote Speakers for International Conference

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Dr. Norman Powell, director for diversity initiatives and programs in the College of Education at Eastern Kentucky University, will be among the keynote speakers at the 32nd annual world conference of the International Alliance for Invitational Education.

Powell, also an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, will address “Educating the Traditionally Underserved and the Historically Overlooked: Students at Risk” at the conference, to be held Oct. 29-Nov. 1 in Nashville.

Powell, who has worked locally, nationally and internationally on behalf of at-risk children, youth and families, was co-editor of “Choices in Caring: Contemporary Approaches to Child and Youth Care Work,” a book about the field of residential group care and community-based programs for children and youth. He also collaborated in the creation of the N. Southeastern University publication, “The Child and Youth Care Administrator.”

He served nine years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Child Welfare League of America.

In 1989, Powell spent two weeks in South Africa as a guest of the South African Association of Child Care Workers.  He also represented the United States at the IX International Colloquium of the European Economic Union in Barcelona, Spain.

He received the prestigious Golden Eagle Award from the Council on International Non-Theatrical Events for producing a video training series entitled “Walking through the Storm: Working with Aggressive Children and Youth.”

Powell came to EKU in 1998 to serve as director of the Kentucky Educational Collaborative for State Agency Children. He joined the EKU faculty in 2000.

Published on September 22, 2014

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