Katherine C. Powell, Ed.D. teaches courses in applied learning theory, child and adolescent development, program evaluation, social group dynamics, among others, in the Teacher Preparation Program at Florida Atlantic University. Previously, she taught middle and high school Spanish and English, in addition to being a guidance counselor. Before entering the education field, Dr. Powell had a successful career in project management and instructional technology design in firms such as J.P. Morgan, John Hancock/Sun Life, and Sheraton/ITT Corporation. Her research and teaching interests include the development of constructivist teaching strategies in effective learning environments; non-verbal communication and self-regulation skills to overcome obstacles; and, development of self and confidence. She has published articles in Adult Education, The Journal of Education, Essential Teacher, Forum on Public Policy, and others.