David Powell, Ph.D.
Director, MPPA Program
David Powell, Ph.D. comes to the MPPA Program from California State University, Long Beach where he served as Director of both the on-campus and MPA – Distance Learning Programs. Prior to arriving at Cal State, Dr. Powell also taught public administration and political science at Florida Gulf Coast University and Eastern Illinois University.
He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Miami in 1996 and also holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from Ohio University and undergraduate degrees in Political Science and History from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio.
Dr. Powell’s research on student learning assessment and Internet taxation has appeared in a variety of journals including The Journal of Public Affairs Education, Publius, The Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, California Politics and Policy and State Tax Notes. He is a former member of the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (COPRA) for the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) and has served as a liaison and consultant for MPA programs nationwide.
Dr. Powell currently lives in Santa Clarita with his wife and four children.