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Dr. Tracy Powell
NTT Assistant Professor of Psychology   

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Office: Todd Hall 329
Phone: 503-838-8299                   
Email: powellt@wou.edu    

Position:

NTT Assistant Professor of Psychology
Psychology Division
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, Oregon 97361

503-838-8299
powellt@wou.edu

Academic Preparation:

University Education                       

1999 PhD Educational Psychology, Education
Simon Fraser University

1996 Auburn University at Montgomery
Advanced Behavioral Pathology; Studies in Education (required doctoral coursework)

1995 Auburn University
Multivariate Statistics in Education II (required doctoral coursework)

1993 MA Cognitive Science, Applied Psychology                                 

University of Toronto

1991 BA (Honors) Psychology
University of Western Ontario                                                               

Doctoral Coursework
Contemporary Instructional Psychology
Theories of Counseling
Seminar in the History of Educational Theory
Family Counseling
Qualitative Methods in Educational Research
Individual Assessment Procedures
Cognition, Memory, & Autobiography
Advanced Behavioral Pathology
Studies in Education
Multivariate Statistics in Education II

Professional Development

Teaching/Training Experience:

Sep 99 - Present                     Adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychology Division at Western Oregon Univ.

Undergraduate courses taught: 
General Psychology (Psy 201/202)
Educational Psychology (Psy 218)
Developmental Psychology (Psy 311)
Adolescent Development: A Cultural Approach (Psy 489/589) online
Forensic Psychology (Psy 407) online
Human Development & Learning (Ed 433) hybrid

Graduate courses taught
(MAT program & MEd program for School of Education)
Adolescent Development for Educators (Psy 622M)
Cognition and Instruction (Psy 620M)
Adolescent Development for Educators (Psy 622M) online/hybrid
Middle Level Learning (Ed 671) online
Secondary Learning and Development (Ed 643M) online/hybrid
Theories of Teaching and Learning (Ed 611) online

Jan 09 – Mar 09                     Adjunct Professor in Psychology Department at Chemeketa Community                                                College, Salem Campus

Courses taught:
Introduction to Psychology (Psy 100)
Psychology of Human Relations (Psy 101)

Mar 03- Jun 07                      Fitness Instructor at the Courthouse Athletic Club in Salem, Oregon.
Yoga & Pilates

Sep 05 – Jun 06                      Instructor in Division of Extended Programs at Chemeketa Community
College
, Salem Campus.
Tap & Jazz Dance

Jun 05 – Dec 05                      Artistic Director for Sole to Soul dance studio in Salem, Oregon.            

Sep 96 – Aug 98                     Instructor in Psychology department at Auburn University Montgomery.

Undergraduate courses taught: 
Introductory Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Research Methods
Developmental Psychology   

Sep 94 - April 95                     Teaching Assistant for undergraduate course “Introduction to                                                  Educational Psychology” at Simon Fraser University.                                   

Sept 93 - Dec 93                     Team member of "Shop Program" organized by Student                                                 Health Services, at the University of Toronto. This is a peer                                                 education program that addresses the areas of birth control, sexually                                                 transmitted diseases, acquaintance rape, and alcohol/substance abuse.                                                  Attended informational sessions to better my knowledge in the area of                                                 sex-education.

Sept 92 - Dec 92                     Instructor for "Psychology Core Concepts" at Sheridan College, in                                                 Ontario, Canada.

Sept 91 - June 92                    Volunteer in grade one class to assist teacher with activities and                                                  class preparation, at the Institute For Child Study, the University of                                                  Toronto. Responsibilities include managing behavior problems                                                   encountered within the classroom, aiding children with reading                                                   development, monitoring children while working, and offering                                                   assistance where required.

Jan 89 - Aug 91                      Instructor for the Dance program at the University of Western                                                 Ontario, Faculty of Part-Time & Continuing Education.                                                                    
Courses taught:
Beginner Ballet & Modern
Beginner Jazz
Advanced Tap
Advanced Jazz

Sept 90 - April 91                   Teaching assistant at the University of Western Ontario.

Conferences and Workshops:

February, 2010                       Optimizing ADHD: Treatment with Atomoxetine.  (Dr. John Hardy,                                                Colorado Boys Ranch)

April, 2009                              Inside the Mind of a Teen Killer(Phil Chalmers, Oregon)

June, 2008                              How Do Your Get Success with Atomexetine: A Discussion about                                                ADHD Efficacy, Response, Dosing, Safety, and Tolerability.  (Dr.John                                                Hardy, Colorado Boys Ranch)

December 2007                      Neurobiology of Depression(Dr. Noel Gardner, Oregon)

July 2007                                The Bipolar Depressed Patient(Dr. Goldberg, Oregon)

February 2007                      9th Annual International Conference and 5th International Outis                                                Conference on Deception of the Society for Phenomenology and                                                Media.  (San Diego, California)

February 2006                       8th Annual International Conference and 4th International Outis                                                Conference on Deception of the Society for Phenemonology and Media.                                             (San Diego, California)

May 2005                               The Society for Phenomenology and Media 7th Annual International                                               Conference“Education and Media”  (Canon Beach, Oregon)

April 2004                               Psychonomic Society 44th Annual Meeting. (Phoenix, Arizona)

February 2003                        Oregon Health Care Association.  “Convention and Exposition”  (Eugene,                                               Oregon)

November 2002                      Psychonomic Society 43rd Annual Meeting(Kansas City, Missouri)

February 1996                        Attorney General, State of Alabama. “Investigating and Prosecuting                                                 Obscenity and Child Sexual Exploitation Cases” (Montgomery, Alabama)

March 1994                            Rotman Research Institute Conference. "The Dementias: Diagnosis &                                                Implications for Management."  (Toronto, Canada)

March 1994                            Baycrest Centre For Geriatric Care - Dept. of Psychology.  Workshop:                                                "The Dementias: Assessment of Cognitive Functions" (Dr. Larry Leach & Dr.                                                Edith Kaplan)  (Toronto, Canada)

Presentations:

Dalke, T.P. (2007).  Deception of the self.   Paper presented at the 9th Annual Society for Phenomenology and Media International Conference, San Diego, California.

Dalke, T.P. (2006).  Dancing the dance: authentic engagement in a created self or execution of practiced skill.  Paper presented at the 8th Annual Society for Phenomenology and Media International Conference, San Diego, California.

Dalke, T.P. (2005).  The misconceptions of memory.  Keynote speaker at False Memory Syndrome Foundation meeting, Oregon chapter.

Dalke, T.P. (2005).  Yoga as the medium: applications to educational theory and practice.  Paper presented at the 7th Annual Society for Phenomenology and Media International Conference, Canon Beach, Oregon.

Publications:

Powell, T. (2010).  The Bed & Breakfast: Psychological Freedom of Being and Abandonment.  Submitted for publication.

Powell, T. (2009)  Deception in the air: rational cognitive survival.  (submitted for publication)

Powell, T. (2007/2008).  Deception of self, GLIMPSE: The Society for Phenomenology and Media, Vol(9/10), 90-96.

Dalke, T.P. (2006).  Dancing the dance: authentic engagement in a created self or execution of practiced skill.  GLIMPSE: The Society for Phenomenology and Media, Vol(8), 23-27.

Dalke, T.P. (2005).  Yoga as the medium:  applications to educational theory and practice, GLIMPSE: The Society for Phenomenology and Media, Vol(7), 33-39.

Powell-Ulveland, T (1999).  Assuming new selves: Rewriting the self in recovered memory psychotherapy.  Dissertation.  Simon Fraser University.

Powell, T. (1993).  Jealousy: The struggle between emotion and reason.  Thesis.  University of Toronto.

Professional and Community Service:

2010                Textbook reviewer, Pearson & McGraw-Hill

2008                AP Reader, Educational Testing Service
Kansas City, Missouri

2007                AP Reader, Educational Testing Service
Louisville, Kentucky

2006                AP Reader, Educational Testing Service
Daytona Beach, Florida

2005                Editorial Board, GLIMPSE: Phenomenology and Media

2005                False Memory Syndrome Foundation, Oregon chapter

Professional Organizations:

2005–2006      The Society for Phenomenology and Media - Member

1996-2000       American Psychological Association - Student Affiliate

1996-1997       False Memory Syndrome Foundation - Member

Licenses:

Jun 05                         CPR/AED Certified through the American Heart Association.

Mar 03                       CPR/AED Certified through the American Heart Association.

Jan 03                       Yogafit certified through Yogafit Training Systems Worldwide in Hermosa
Beach, CA

Research and Clinical Work Experience:

Jan 03 – Sep 03                      MemAerobics Instructor/Coordinator at Southern Hills Assisted Living                                              in Salem, OR.     

April 95 - Sept 95                   Graduate Research Assistant at Simon Fraser University.

Description of Post                 Conduct literature searches using PsychLit and Eric, and provide weekly                                                  summaries of the research reviewed.                 

April 94 - Sept 94                   Pre-Doctoral Internship at the Baycrest Centre For Geriatric Care.

Description of Post                 Conduct neuropsychometric assessments on patients suffering from                                                  vascular diseases, traumatic brain injuries, and depression. Duties                                                  include administering psychometric tests, clinical interviews, writing                                                  reports, and providing feedback to patients and their families.                                                   Secondary responsibilities include helping design and implement a                                                  database for departmental records, design spreadsheets for                                                           departmental statistics, and engage in other administrative functions.                                                   Supervise summer student hired for data entry. Additional duties from
the “research investigator” position described below also applied (please see                                                  * below)

April 92 - Sept 94                  

Research Investigator on a clinical drug trial of Eldepryl for treatment of Alzheimer's Disease, at the Baycrest Centre For Geriatric Care, departments of Behavioral Neurology, Rotman Research Institute, and Psychology. 

Description of Post  Conduct clinical interviews with patients and caregivers in order to ascertain level of functioning, appearance of psychiatric symptomatology, and presence of depression in patients diagnosed with probable Alzheimer's Disease. Other duties include taking patient vital signs, dispensing of medication from the pharmacy, maintaining case-report forms (CRFs), administering psychometric tests, and performing statistical data analysis with SAS and SPSSX data packages. Attendance at weekly hospital rounds: Behavioral Neurology; Rotman Research; and Psychiatry, and in addition, Psychiatric Day Hospital team rounds for the purpose of assessment and treatment interventions. 

*April 92 - Sept 94                

Research Investigator on a clinical drug trial of Eldepryl for treatment of  Alzheimer's Disease, at the Baycrest Centre For Geriatric Care, departments of Behavioral Neurology, Rotman Research Institute, and  Psychology. 

Description of Post  Conduct clinical interviews with patients and caregivers in order to ascertain level of functioning, appearance of psychiatric symptomatology, and presence of depression in patients diagnosed with probable Alzheimer's Disease. Other duties include taking patient vital signs, dispensing of medication from the  pharmacy, maintaining case-report forms (CRFs), administering psychometric tests, and performing statistical data analysis with SAS and SPSSX data  packages. Attendance at weekly hospital rounds: Behavioral Neurology,  Rotman Research; and Psychiatry, and in addition, Psychiatric Day Hospital team rounds for the purpose of assessment and treatment interventions. 

April 94 - Sept 94                   Neuropsychological Assessments for Clinical Neuropsychologist in Toronto,                                                 Ontario, Dr. Gayle Kumchy.

Description of Post                 Administering neuropsychological examinations to patients suffering from                                                  traumatic brain injuries as a result of motor vehicle accidents, and writing                                                  reports. Additional file reviews were also written.

Sept 93 - Sept 94                    Research Assistant for the SAFE-T program (Sexual Abuse Family Education                                                 & Treatment) at Thistletown Regional Centre For Children &                                                 Adolescents - evenings.

Description of Post                 Responsible in the co-development of two pilot studies: one looks at offense                                                  patterns for incest offenders and their MMPI personality profiles; and the                                                  second investigates factors that influence offenders to remain in treatment after                                                  their mandated court order. 

Sept 93 - Sept 94                    Collaborative research with a colleague at the Baycrest Centre For                                                  Geriatric Care investigating the cumulative and interactive                                                  neuropsychological effects of aging and head-injury, in contributing to frontal                                                  lobe dysfunction.

Description of Post                 Examine archival psychometric data of the study population, test "normal"                                                  subjects, and design a database. Involved in gathering this data and initial                                                  planning of research.

Sept 91 - April 92                   Research Assistant on the development of an Emotion Diary for recording                                                 children's hostile behaviors and emotions expressed at school, at the Institute                                                  For Child Study, University of Toronto.

Description of Post                 Observe and interview elementary school children in the classroom and on the                                                  playground, in an attempt to capture the cause of provocation for particular                                                  emotions expressed by children. As primary investigator, my pilot                                                  observations became the framework for the Emotion Diary and I trained                                                  others on the use of the Diary.

April 91 - Sept 91                   Project Coordinator on the Mood Disorders Unit at the London Psychiatric                                                 Hospital.

Description of Post                 Involvement in both research and clinical activities on the Mood Disorders                                                  Unit. Primary responsibility was as an investigator on a clinical drug trial of                                                  Fluoxetine in the treatment of depression.  Attend and participate in                                                  multidisciplinary team meetings, liason with drug companies, collect research                                                  data (chart reviews and direct patient contact), maintain clinical and research                                                  databases (CRFs), developand utilize a specialized clinician rating scale to                                                  monitor patient progress with staff psychologist, perform statistical analyses of                                                  data with SPSS/PC+ program, and attend various therapy groups.

Sept 90 - June 91                    Research assistant in the Psychology department at the University of                                                  Western Ontario, investigating short-term memory performance.

Description of Post                 Responsibilities include helping the professor devise memory tests and                                                  equipment, conducting the experiments, and recording the data in a database.                                                  Different aspects of memory were investigated (e.g., incidental memory, rote                                                  recall, free and cued-recall, memory for stories).


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