Darcey Powell Profile

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Dr. Darcey Powell

Assistant Professor

Department: Psychology
Office: 509F Life Science
540-375-4956

dpowell@roanoke.edu

Courses

Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Life-Span Developmental Psychology (Spring 2014) from West Virginia University. 
  • M.S. in Life-Span Developmental Psychology (Fall 2011) from West Virginia University.
  • B.S. in Psychology (Spring 2009) from West Virginia University.

Additional training/certification

  • Certificate in university teaching
  • Departmental specialization in teaching
  • Trained to independently administer the Bayley Scales of Infant Development (3rd ed.)

 

Research & Teaching Interests

Research interests

  • Perceptions of adaptation after changes in family structure/size 
  • Young adults' expectations of and beliefs about parenthood and other "adult" roles
  • Subjective and objective evaluations of teaching
  • Promoting student retention of material using active learning techniques
  • Evaluation/Assessment of academic programs and departments

Scholarly Activities

Recent oral presentations
  • Conner, A.*, Yoke, C.*, Powell, D. N., Friedman, D., Armstrong, S., Gaines, S.*, Busse, K.*, & Di Felice, A.* (2016, April). Zentangle: Does it increase mindfulness and decrease stress? Paper presented at the National Council on Undergraduate Research Conference, Asheville, NC.
  • Pleban, T.*, Powell, D. N., Kreuzburg, K.*, & Kracht, T.* (2016, April). Perceptions of childhood development. Paper presented at the National Council on Undergraduate Research Conference, Asheville, NC.
  • Powell, D. N. & Friedman, D. (2015, March). Tackling primary literature in lower-level classes with creative projects. Workshop presented at SRCD Developmental Science Teaching Institute, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Powell, D. N. & Karraker, K. (2015, March). Unmet desires for shared infant care and mothers’ postnatal adaptation. In D. N. Powell, Predictors and outcomes of the division of shared infant care. Symposium presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Recent poster presentations
  • Busse, K.*, Powell, D. N., & Lawrence, R.* (2018, February). When work-life balance ideals do not match reality: The impact on UK and US employees’ well-being. Poster presented at the Academy of Human Resource Development annual conference, Richmond, VA.
  • Powell, D. N. & Bolton, S.* (2017, November). Parental knowledge and adjustment of mothers in a treatment facility. Poster presented at the National Council for Family Relations Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Powell, D. N., Lawrence, R.*, & Karraker, K. (2017, November). Caring for toddlers: Parents’ experiences, desires, and satisfaction. Poster presented at the National Council for Family Relations Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Coflin, K.*, Kreuzburg, K.*, Powell, D. N., & Preston, V.* (2017, November). Associations between emerging adults’ personality and their perceptions of children with clinical and developmental diagnoses. Poster presented at the biennial Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood conference, Washington, DC.
  • Gaines, S.*, Zydel, M.*, Kracht, T.*, Powell, D. N. (2017, November). The influence of mastery experiences on self-efficacy for transitional and gradual roles. Poster presented at the biennial Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood conference, Washington, DC.
  • Kirchoff, C.*, Preston, V.*, Powell, D. N., & Coflin K.* (2017, November). Emerging adults’ perceptions of peers with chronic health conditions. Poster presented at the biennial Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood conference, Washington, DC.
  • Busse, K.*, Powell, D. N., Yoke, C.*, Gaines, S.*, & Wuerthner, H.* (2017, April). Young adults' career self-efficacy and attitudes regarding work-family issues. Poster presented at the annual meeting for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.
  • Conner, A.*, Kracht, T.*, Powell, D. N., Zydel, M.*, Lawrence, R.*, & Kreuzburg, K.* (2017, April). Time since parental divorce: Associations with attachment to parents and intentions for future marital and family roles. Poster presented at the biennial meeting for the Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, TX.
  • Gaines, S.*, Zydel, M.*, Kracht, T.*, Powell, D. N., & Di Felice, A.* (2017, April). Emerging adults’ gender role self-efficacy and expectations for divisions of labor. Poster presented at the biennial meeting for the Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, TX.
  • Kreuzburg, K.*, Kirchoff, C.*, Powell, D. N., Bolton, S.*, & Conner, A.* (2017, April). Understanding emerging adults’ perceptions of children with clinical and developmental diagnoses. Poster presented at the biennial meeting for the Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, TX.
  • Powell, D. N., Friedman, D. Yoke, C.*, Gaines, S.*, & Conner, A.* (2016, April). Understanding Adolescent Mindfulness. Poster presented at SRA Biennial Convention, Baltimore, MD.
  • Conner, A.*, Pleban, T.*, Gaines, S.*, Powell, D. N., Busse, K.*, & Kreuzburg, K.* (2016, March). Late Adolescents' Expectations for Future Marriage and Parenting: Does their Parents' Marital Status Matter? Poster presented at SRA Biennial Convention, Baltimore, MD.
  • Gaines, S.*, Conner, A.*, Powell, D. N., Kreuzburg, K.*, Pleban, T.*, & Busse, K.* (2016, March). Late Adolescents' Anticipated Parenting Self-Efficacy: What is it Associated with? Poster presented at SRA Biennial Convention, Baltimore, MD.
  • Gaines, S.*, Powell, D. N., Conner, A.*, Busse, K.*, & Pleban, T.* (2016, April). Adolescents' Expectations for their Future Goals. Poster presented at SRA Biennial Convention, Baltimore, MD.
*undergraduate student author

Recent Publications

Freedman, G., Powell, D. N., Le, B., & Williams, K. D. (in press). Ghosting and Destiny: Implicit Theories of Relationships Predict Beliefs about Ghosting. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships

Powell, D. N. & Karraker, K. (2017). Prospective parents’ knowledge about parenting and their anticipated child-rearing decisions. Family Relations, 66(3), 453-467. doi: 10.1111/fare.12259

Babskie, E. Y., Powell, D. N., & Metzger, A. (2017). Variability in Parenting Self-Efficacy across Prudential Adolescent Behaviors. Parenting: Science & Practice, 17(4), 242-261. doi: 10.1080/
15295192.2017.1369314

Douglas, J., Powell, D. N., & Rouamba, N. H. (2016). Assessing graduate teaching assistants’ beliefs and practices. Journal of Excellence in College Teaching, 27(3), 35-61.

Barron, K. & Powell, D. N. (2014). Options on how to organize and structure advising in our departments. In W. Buskist (Ed.), Academic Advising: A Handbook for Advisors and Students (Teaching of Psychology E-book; pp. 14-26). Retrieved from http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/academic-advising-2014-vol1

Powell, D. N. & Karraker, K. (2013). Young adults’ liking of infant names. Names: A Journal of Onomastics, 61(3), 127-139. doi: 10.1179/0027773813Z.00000000047

Affiliations

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Psi Chi
  • National Council on Family Relations
  • Society for Research on Child Development
  • Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood
  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology

 

Available as a Media resource for the following topics

Transition to parenthood, Adapting to adding a new baby into the family unit, Young adult expectations/knowledge of parenting, Scholarship of teaching and learning, Pedagogy/Andragogy

Willing to speak to professional, social or civic groups on

Parenting expectations/experiences, Emerging adults' expectations of adulthood, College teaching, Student learning

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