MARILYN POWELL: Hi. I'm Dr. Marilyn Powell. I'm the interim associate dean for the School of Psychology at Walden University. I have a PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. I've worked in various settings, including jails, prisons, community mental health centers, with homeless populations, and in family and community mental health.
I've been really lucky to do a lot of things that psychologists do. I've done assessment. I've done intervention. I've written grants. I've started programs. I've done outcomes assessment. I've written research. And the one thing I've loved the most is helping create and administer academic programs that help students realize their dreams and their goals. So to that end, I've been a vice president of academic affairs, a campus president, an interim associate dean, and a program director for the counseling psychology program.
I love teaching, because it helps me reach more people than I would on my own. I learned really early in my career as a psychologist that teaching was the key to helping others help others. So the more people I taught, the more people I would help.