Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Susan Powell, PhD is a core faculty member in the Counseling Department at William James College, and served as Associate Director from 2008 to 2010. Dr. Powell earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She has taught extensively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and has considerable experience in senior administrative leadership in professional psychology programs. Her teaching interests include diversity and difference, counseling theory, and clinical skill development. Dr. Powell’s research and scholarly interests also focus on difference and diversity, including the impact of diversity-related courses on students' personal and professional development, as well as the subjective experience of faculty who teach such courses. Dr. Powell has 20 years of clinical experience with individuals and couples, and has managed a private practice for several years. Dr. Powell has consulted to a wide range of organizations throughout the U.S. on issues of diversity and difference, particularly as related to enhancing cultural competence.