Western Illinois University: Macomb Campus
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Curriculum and Instruction
Donald T. Powers, Ph.D.
Horrabin Hall, Rm. 61
Dr. Powers has a B.A. in Science Teaching (1971), a M.A. in Science Education (1984) from the University of Northern Iowa, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (1989) with a Science Education emphasis from Kansas State University. He teaches Elementary Science Methods courses as well as introductory education courses. His focus on science is in the area of physical, earth, and environmental sciences. Dr. Powers and the WIU Science Education faculty regularly conduct undergraduate environmental workshops in Project WILD, Project Learning Tree and Project WET and recently added an astronomy workshop utilizing the STARLAB Portable Planetarium System to the schedule of workshops. He presents at national, state, and local conferences; presents numerous in-service teacher workshops; co-authored various books on the teaching of science; and co-directed a number of grants. He also serves as the Director of the WIU Maurice G. Kellogg Center for Science Education, which annually sponsors the WIU Regional Illinois Science Olympiad and the Pre-K-8 Science Update Conference.