Emma A. Powell - Author

Emma A. Powell, PhD, CNP 

Dr. Powell is an associate professor in the School of Politics, Society, Justice, and Public Service at Central Michigan University. She specializes in nonprofit organization infrastructure, the effects of organizational structure on internal motivation and communication, as well as the impacts it has on external commitment to the mission. She enjoys governance learning and development and looks for opportunities to connect research to practice within the sector, beyond academia. In addition to her teaching and research interests, she serves as the director of the Nonprofit program and primary advisor for the nonprofit curriculum. 

She brings expertise in organizational leadership and management as both a practitioner and scholar. Dr. Powell earned her PhD in Public Administration from Western Michigan University. Prior to her faculty position in academia, she served in executive director and administrative roles with national nonprofit organizations including Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the American Heart Association, and the American Lung Association of Michigan.

Teaching Cases in the Philanthropic and Nonprofit Sector