Dr. Tamara Powell

Dr. Tamara Powell is the Director of the Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences Office of Digital Education and a professor of English at Kennesaw State University (second largest university in Georgia, USA). Kennesaw State University is in the Atlanta metro area in the state of Georgia in the United States. Tamara was born in Texas and raised in Arkansas.

She graduated with a BA in English literature from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas; an MA in English literature from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville; and a PhD in American literature from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, in the US. Her dissertation focuses on African American women's literature.

She earned a graduate certificate in developing and delivering distance education in 2001 and has been active in online learning and researching successful practices in online pedagogy since then. She has been teaching online for 20 years now, first at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana and now at Kennesaw State University.  Tamara is also actively involved in fostering homeless pets as they prepare to be adopted.  She lives in the Atlanta metro area with her dogs, Hans Dieter and  and Cassandra Rene.