Dr. Denise Nicole Powell is currently an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education at Marygrove College. She also serves as the Education Division's Field Experiences Coordinator.
Dr. Powell holds a bachelor's degree in elementary and special education (cognitive impairment) from Michigan State University, a master's degree in educational leadership from Marygrove College, and a Ph.D. in early childhood education from Oakland University. She also holds State of Michigan endorsements in learning disabilities and early childhood special education (ZS).
She has over 40 years of experience in public education, and has served in the roles of special education teacher and elementary school principal in Detroit, as well as elementary school principal in Farmington Hills, Michigan. After retiring from the public school system, Dr. Powell served as an educational consultant, research coordinator, and principal/leadership coach before coming to Marygrove. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences.