Loyola University Maryland

Department of Psychology

Faculty Spotlight

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David PowersInterim chair accepts Dean position

Dr. David Powers was named Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Seattle University in 2009. Dr. Powers joined Loyola in 1997 as an assistant professor in psychology. He earned full tenure and was promoted to associate professor in 2003 then to full professor in 2008. He served as chair of the psychology department from 2003-2005 and again as interim chair again from 2008-2009.

His scholarship in the area of clinical geropsychology as well as his leadership in professional organizations has helped to positively change the lives of older adults and their caregivers. His engagement on campus with both faculty and students has been a true embodiement of Loyola's Jesuit values. Most notabely, besides his leadership in the department of psychology, he was been an active member of Phi Beta Kappa and president of the Loyola chapter as well as an active member of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee here at Loyola.

He is currently serving as President of the Society for Clinical Geropsychology and is a member of Psychologists in Long Term Care. Dr. Powers served as the representative for both the American Psychological Association and Psychologists in Long Term Care to the National Coalition for Mental Health and Aging and was a founding member of the APA/ABA Assessment of Capacity in Older Adults Joint Working Group. He also served as the Aging Special Interest Group (SIG) Leader for the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, and as the APA Liaison to the Commission on Law and Aging of the American Bar Association. Dr. Powers worked in part time private practice with Comprehensive Geriatric Services in Towson, Maryland from 1998-2002.

Congratulations to Dr. Powers on all his achievements and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors!

David V. Powers
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Seatte Univeristy