Professor of Education in the Program of Liberal Studies
Office: 100 Carole Sandner Hall
Areas of Expertise
Moral development and education, bullying, cheating, youth sports, character education
During his 30 years of teaching, Power has authored six books and more than 70 articles regarding moral education and development, with a focus on school discipline and moral character. With teaching experience in both middle and high schools, Power consulted for 2 years in a character education program focused on issues for at-risk students. His body of work includes research in the areas of bullying and conflict resolution and safe environment for children and he is presently exploring how schools and sports teams can support each other to prevent bullying and peer isolation while encouraging community values. He is the past president of the Association of Moral Education and the recipient of the association’s Kuhmerker Award for his contributions to the field of moral and character education. Power’s research and experiences have led him to develop and direct the Play Like a Champion Today Program. This research based curriculum was designed to assist youth and high school coaches, administrators and parents in nurturing character development through the sports experience. The PLACT Program focuses on the abundant opportunity present in sports to help young people mature morally, emotionally, spiritually and physically through a positive and successful association with sports.
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Social-cultural anthropology, international migration, pluralism, European societies
International trade and finance, U.S and international economy
Economics of the family, economic demography, health economics
International relations, international security, political theory and international relations, and American foreign and defense policies.
Death penalty, free speech, school choice, Catholic social thought, church/state relations, religion in the public square, free exercise of religion, federalism and criminal law, Supreme Court, criminal defense, religious liberty, education reform
International criminal law, complex criminal litigation, terrorism, terrorist financing, anti-money laundering, organized crime
Management psychology, leadership personality, moods, emotions, and career and life success
New Testament Interpretation, Early Christian Martyrdom, Resurrection and Afterlife, Constructions of Disease and Disability in the Bible, Early Christian Origins.
Warfare, anthropology of war and peace, epicenters of conflict and peacebuilding, transnational crime, globalization, gender, culture theory
International law, international legal regulation of the use of force, conflict and dispute resolution