Demetra Stackhouse Powe

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

Demetra Stackhouse-Powe obtained a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Florida State University in 2006, a master's degree in Social Work Administration and Community Development from Florida A&M University in 2008 and her Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work Planning, Administration and Social Science at Clark Atlanta University in 2014. Dr. Stackhouse-Powe is a Licensed Master Social Worker both in the State of Georgia.
Dr. Stackhouse-Powe professional experiences include direct services in health and mental health, community-based programs, primary and higher education, research and evaluation, legislative advocacy, and program development and management. Areas of expertise include social policy and advocacy, minority health behaviors, medical social work, and child welfare and trauma.
Dr. Stackhouse-Powe has served as an adjunct professor at Clark Atlanta University; the University of Memphis; and currently serves as a contributing faulty member in the undergraduate social work programs at Walden University. Her primary area of research and service is in social policy. Dr. Stackhouse-Powe has taught courses in the areas of human behavior, social welfare policy, social work practice, health and mental health, research and evaluation, and field practicum and skills. Throughout her career, she has served on various committees and boards fulfilling different roles. Dr. Stackhouse-Powe has volunteered and collaborated with community stakeholders, social service agencies, and legislative advocacy organizations educating members of Congress and the community on social issues impacting individuals, the community, and society as a whole.