Wade Powell

Kenyon College

Course Editors



Editor Degrees

  • Ph.D. Emory University
  • M.S. East Tennessee State University
  • B.S. Davidson

About Teaching and CourseSource

Wade Powell joined the Kenyon faculty in 2000 following a postdoctoral appointment at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. His regular teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in molecular biology, environmental toxicology, and introductory biology.  He has also served as an instructor for the Kenyon Institute for Biomedical and Scientific Writing, an intensive workshop targeting graduate students, postdocs, residents, and academic physicians. 

As a member of the Society of Toxicology’s Faculty United for Toxicology Undergraduate Recruitment and Education (FUTURE) Committee, he has worked with colleagues to promote active and inclusive teaching strategies in the discipline.  A comparative molecular toxicologist, Powell directs an NIH-funded research program investigating the effects of dioxin-like pollutants on the gene expression, physiology and development of frogs and other amphibians. He joins CourseSource as a Course Editor for Toxicology.