Emma Powell is a doctoral student of the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Western Michigan University. She was granted the school’s Doctoral Scholar Award in 2013 as a result of her professional career in nonprofit leadership and her research interest in the relationship between local nonprofit organizations and their headquarter decision making bodies. She now serves as Instructor at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI and adjunct faculty at Aquinas College based in Grand Rapids, MI. She has earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Management degree from Aquinas College and has over a decade of experience in nonprofit leadership, volunteerism, fund development and board relations.
Emma is a wife to Rob Powell of 12 years and mother of her two children, Samuel (age 9) and Marilyn Jo (age 5). While her professional career has allowed her the opportunity to teach at Aquinas College, her alma mater, she has also enjoyed multiple roles since her undergraduate graduation at Aquinas College. She has served as head cheer coach for the college, taking the team/program to their first national competition in Florida and now serves on the Alumni Leadership Council as President. She is a self-proclaimed Aquinas Saint, through and through!
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