Deborah Powers is a doctoral student in Human Development and Education at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB). Before coming to UCB, she received a BS in Psychology from Excelsior College and taught middle school for four years in Gainesville, Georgia City Schools. She earned an MS in Educational Studies from Johns Hopkins University with a certificate in Mind, Brain, and Teaching. She has worked as an editorial assistant, a research assistant, and, more recently, a consultant on projects to incorporate moral education in public-school curricula. She is currently a graduate student instructor for general psychology. Her research interests include classroom practices of moral education, life-span and intergenerational sociomoral development, and human reasoning about society, morality, and purposes of education.
Deborah W. Powers
Selected publications available for download
Nucci, Creane & Powers (2014). Integrating moral and social development within middle school social studies: A social cognitive domain approach