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David Powell



  • Ph.D., Political Science, Miami University 
  • M.A., Political Science,  Ohio University
  • B.A., Political Science, Baldwin-Wallace College

Research Interests

  • Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
  • CVRA
  • Distance Learning
  • M-government Internet Taxation



Butz, A., & Powell, D. C. (2020). Privatization and performance in Northern California’s battle with the opioid epidemic. The Electronic Hallway: Seattle, Washington. 

Powell, D. C. (2018). The California voting rights act and local governments. California Journal of Politics and Policy, 10:2.

Powell, D. C., & Saint-Germain, M. (2016). Student learning outcome assessment in NASPAA programs: A review of validity and reliability. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 22:4.

Powell, D. C., Saint-Germain, M., & Sundstrom, L. (2014). Using a capstone case study to assess student learning on NASPAA competencies. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 20:2.

Powell, D. C., & Saint-Germain, M. (2012). An analysis of standard 5 in 2011 self-studies: Matching operations with mission. NASPAA: Washington, D.C.

Powell, D. C., Piskulich, M., & Saint-Germain, M. (2011). Expectations for student learning outcomes assessment for NASPAA accreditation. NASPAA: Washington, D.C.

Powell, D. C. (2009). How do we know what they know? Journal of Public Affairs Education, 15:3.

Powell, D. C. (2007). Student satisfaction with a distance learning MPA program: A preliminary comparison of on-campus and distance learning students’ satisfaction with MPA courses. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 3:1. (pp. 1-18).

Powell, D. C. (2005). Secession and the city: San Fernando Valley secession and Los Angeles. California Journal of Politics and Policy, 9. (pp. 1-15).

Powell, D. C. (2001). Intergovernmental relations and Internet taxation. Publius: The Journal of Federalism. Annual Review of Federalism, Winter Spring 30: 1-2 (pp. 39-52).

Powell, D. C. (July 2000). Terrorism and federal employees: How real is the threat? The Justice Professional, 13:2.

Powell, D. C. (1999). Taxing the web: The impact of federal preemption on state finances. State Tax Notes, 17:7. (pp. 449-455).

Powell, D. C., & Pagano, M. A. (1996). Issues concerning fiscally independent school districts. CCM: Hartford, Connecticut.

Powell, D. C. The Impact of Tax and Expenditure Limitations on Local School Districts: Restrictive by Design, dissertation completed May, 1996.