Katie Powell

Katie Wilson Powell

Asst Professor - Educator

Professional Summary

I am an Assistant Professor Educator in the Rhetoric and Professional Writing Program. I received my Ph.D in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Arkansas, where I had the privilege to confront community history as part of an interracial community group. My research interests, therefore, include storying and narrativization as they work with instances and genres of technical communication and in my own and my students' lives. I draw from public memory, racial reconciliation, and feminist approaches in my work with communities, my scholarship, and my teaching. I teach courses in social media and social justice, technical and scientific writing, and courses that engage with community partners!


PhD: University of Arkansas 2021 (Rhetoric and Composition)

M.Ed: University of Arkansas 2015 (Higher Education)

B.A: Millsaps College 2013 (English)

Positions and Work Experience

04-03-2017 -05-25-2021 Director of Engagement and Student Communications, University of Arkansas,


Book Chapter

(2023 ) On Being in It Community Listening: Stories-So-Far and Possibilities of New Stories . (Author)