Skip to main content

Karsten Powell, Ed.D. (he/him/his)

Karsten Powell
  • Assistant Professor
  • Special Education and Inclusive Practices

Dr. Karsten Powell is a life-long Wisconsinite who spent his first 18 years on a dairy farm outside of Barneveld, WI. Following preparation as a secondary social studies teacher, he found his life's passion in working with people with disabilities at an Easter Seal's summer camp. After completing his master's degree in special education, Dr. Powell worked as a high school special education teacher in two school districts before returning to his alma mater as a professor. Dr. Powell is a teacher educator who is passionate about preparing teachers who put their students first. He believes that teachers must understand how to collect and use data, collaborate, implement evidence-based practices, and, above all, develop meaningful relationships with their students. 


Teaching Interests
  • International immersion experiences in teacher preparation
  • Collaborative and inclusive teaching practices
  • Post-secondary transition for students with disabilities
  • Self-advocacy and self-determination in secondary students with disabilities
  • Assessment, progress monitoring, and grading
  • Assistive technology
  • Instructional coaching
  • Reading and writing intervention at the secondary level
Research and Creative Activities
  • International immersion experiences in teacher preparation
  • Collaborative and inclusive teaching practices
  • Student + faculty collaborative research
  • Teacher induction
Education
  • B.A. - University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Broadfield Social Studies with an emphasis on History and Geography
  • M.S.E. - University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Special Education
  • Ed.D. - Edgewood College, Educational Leadership
Certification
  • Broadfield Social Studies
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities
  • Specific Learning Disabilities