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Dr. Darcey N. 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/certifications

  • 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
  • Romantic relationship terminologies (e.g., talking, ghosting)
  • Subjective and objective evaluations of teaching
  • Promoting student retention of material using active learning techniques
  • Evaluation/Assessment of academic programs and departments
Teaching interests
  • Developmental Psychology, such as lifespan and age-specific courses
  • Community-based learning courses that allow students to witness concepts in everyday life
  • Relationship courses, such as those focusing on family, peer, and intimate relationships
  • Professional development courses, such as those facilitating students' exploration of careers and consideration of experiential opportunities. 

Scholarly Activities

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

Nichols, D. F. & Powell, D. N. (2019). How to make publishing with undergraduate co-authors at liberal arts colleges with a teacher-scholar model worth your time. In R. J. Harnish, K. R. Bridges, D. N. Sattler, M. Munson, S. Bridgen, F. J. Slack, & S. M. Smith (Eds.), What I Wish my Mentor Had Told Me. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/

Powell, D. N. & Karraker, K. (2019). Expectations, experiences, and desires: Mothers’ perceptions of the division of caregiving and their postnatal adaptation. Journal of Family Psychology [Advanced online publication]. doi: 10.1037/fam0000526

Freedman, G., Powell, D. N., Le, B., & Williams, K. D. (2019). Ghosting and Destiny: Implicit Theories of Relationships Predict Beliefs about Ghosting. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36(3), 905-924. doi: 10.1177/0265407517748791

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

 

External Grants

Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Grant (Fall 2018)

  • Student: Kiah Coflin; I served as faculty mentor on the proposal and am supervising the project.
  • Also received a faculty stipend for it being a top scoring proposal.

Mamie Phipps Clark Diversity Research Grant (Spring 2018)

  • Recipient: Molly Zydel; I served as faculty mentor on the proposal and am supervising the project.

Council for Undergraduate Research Student Travel Grant (Spring 2017)

  • Recipient: Kaitlin Busse; I submitted the grant in her name and handled the paperwork.

Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Grant (Fall 2016)

  • Recipient: Alexandra Di Felice; I served as faculty mentor on the proposal and project.

STP Early Career Travel Grant (January 2016)

  • Recipient: Darcey N. Powell

Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Grant ( Fall 2015)

  • Stephanie Gaines; I served as faculty mentor on the proposal and project.

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