Faculty Profile

Sarah R Powell

Sarah R Powell
Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education

Phone: +1 512 475 6556
Email: srpowell@austin.utexas.edu
Office: SZB 408K

Sarah R. Powell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education. Powell was a National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow from 2014 to 2016, and she is currently a Faculty Fellow with the Greater Texas Foundation. Powell is Principal Investigator of an Institute of Education Sciences efficacy grant related to word problems and equation solving for third-grade students with mathematics difficulties. Powell's research interests include developing and testing interventions for students with mathematics difficulties, with a special emphasis on peer tutoring, word-problem solving, mathematics writing, and the symbols and vocabulary within mathematics.