Education Program Chair
Assistant Professor of Education
Dunton Hall 229
One Brennan Circle
Poultney, VT 05764-1199
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Powers completed her B.A. in Theatre Arts at Kent State University in 1990, and lived in New York City for four years studying, performing, and producing Shakespeare’s plays under the auspices of the National Shakespeare Conservatory in Manhattan. She eventually left NY and completed her M.A.T. in Language Arts back in Ohio at Kent State University in 2001. She was a Language Arts teacher at Crestwood High School in Mantua, Ohio for five years, where she taught English 10, Drama/Speech, and was the Yearbook advisor. She completed her Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction at Kent State University in 2007, and her dissertation investigated her tenth-grade English students’ processes and activities in multi-modal composition. She is co-Chair of NCTE’s (National Council of Teachers of English) Media Collaborative, and as such serves to help host the New Media Gallery at the annual national meetings each year. Prof. Powers came to Green Mountain College in Fall, 2007 where she is a member of the Education Department. She teaches the introductory Education course EDU 1062 Teacher as Decision-Maker, the secondary Methods courses, and is in charge of field placements and student teaching.
Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, Kent State University, 2007
MAT, Secondary Language Arts Education, Kent State University, 2001
BA, Theatre Arts, Kent State University, 1990
Licensed: Secondary Language Arts in Ohio
Assistant Professor of Education, Green Mountain College (2007-present)
Education Teaching Fellow, Kent State University (2006-2007)
Language Arts/Yearbook/Drama and Speech Teacher, Crestwood High School, Mantua, OH (2001-2006)
Presentations and Workshops
Presentation Chair. Hosted by NCTE’s Media and Digital Literacies Collaborative. NCTE National Conference, Chicago, IL November 2011.
Film Festival Facilitator. NCTE National Conference, Chicago, IL November 2011.
Presentation Chair. Hosted by NCTE’s Media Commission. NCTE National Conference, Orlando, FL November 2010.
Film Festival Facilitator. NCTE National Conference, Orlando, FL November 2010.
Film Festival Facilitator. NCTE National Conference, Philadelphia, PA November 2009.
The Deep End of Engagement: Teaching Media Literacy With Graphic Novels. Co-Presentation. NCTE National Conference, Philadelphia, PA November 2009.
Understanding Ourselves and Others: LGBT Contexts in the New Millenium. Chair. NCTE National Conference, Philadelphia, PA November 2009.
Show, Don't Tell: Assessing Literacy Through Video Narratives in the English Classroom. Individual Presentation. Teach, Think, Play III: The Moving Image in the Classroom. Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University, NY, NY April 2009.
Film Festival Facilitator. NCTE National Conference, San Antonio, TX November 2008.
Media Counts: Assessing Multi-Modal Texts in the English Classroom. Presentation on Panel Session. NCTE National Conference, New York, NY. November 2007.
Playwriting 101: From Story to Stage. Presentation on Panel Session. NCTE National Conference, Nashville. November 2006.
Playwriting 101: From Story to Stage. Individual Presentation. Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts (OCTELA) Conference, Columbus. March-April 2006.
The Doctoral Student Experience. Presentation at Roundtable. AERA National Annual Meeting, Montreal. April 2005.
Technology and the Writing Process: Two Case Studies. Presentation on Panel Session, Technologies, Pedagogies, and Politics. Computers and Writing National Conference, Honolulu. June 2004.
An Exploration of the Doctoral Experience. Paper Presentation Symposium. Educational Research Exchange (ERE) Annual Meeting, Kent. March 2003. Meeting the Reading and Writing Standards with..ta-da—Playwriting. Presenter of Workshop at NWP Write Here; Write Now Conference, Kent State University. July 2005.
Affiliations and Offices
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)(2003-present)
-NCTE Media and Digital Literacies Collaborative Co-chair (2010-present)
-NCTE Commission on Media Member (2006-2010)
-CEE Commission on Technology and Teacher Education Member (2006-present)
Ohio Council Teachers of English Language Arts (OCTELA)(2005-2007)
American Educational Research Association (2004-present)
Phi Delta Kappa (2006-present)
Association for the Supervision and Development of Curriculum (2008-present)
Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences Board of Trustees (2008-present)