Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Anne Powers

Professor and Associate Dean

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Post-doctoral Research Fellowship: National Institute of Dental Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

PhD, Microbiology, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

BS, Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Before joining the faculty of Regis College in 1996, Dr. Powers taught at Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia, where she served as Coordinator of the Biology Degree. In addition to her academic responsibilities at Shenandoah, Dr. Powers engaged in an important water research project – The Opequon Watershed. Prior to a faculty appointment at Shenandoah University, Dr. Powers engaged in Endotoxin research in her doctoral program at the Medical Center of Virginia (VCU) and had worked as a post-doctoral fellow at The National Institute of Health in the area of histamine and IgE receptor research. Currently, Dr. Powers leads a research project studying bacterial contamination in local waterways, Dr. Powers is also involved in STEM initiatives. Dr. Powers’ interest in course development is manifest in her advanced course in Genetics, together with an Honors Course in Virology and involvement in the development of an Environmental Biology concentration in Biology.

Recent Poster Presentation

Camara Christina, Cyr Desiree, and Powers Anne, Upsilon Omega, Regis College, A Comparative Study of Bacterial Contamination from Two Water Sources. Tribeta Conference, St. Joseph College, Hartford, CT, April 2009


Microbiology; Genetics; Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics; Curriculum Development (honors and hybrid courses); Web projects; Sponsoring independent studies and Research/Internships


2010 Kaneb Grant: Development of Experiential Learning Opportunities in Environmental Biology

2009 Faculty Development Grant – “Investigation of Contamination in Local Waterways.”

2008 Faculty Development Grant – “Investigation of Bacterial Contamination of the Charles and Ipswich Rivers”

2007 Sabbatical semester spent writing “essays” for Seminar Ethical Issues in Biology and Study Guide for Microbiology.

2007 Kaneb grant used for course release for time to write “essays” and travel to a STEM meeting in NM.

2002-2003 Faculty Development Grant - “Inhibition of Bacterial Sporulation”

2000-2001 Faculty Development Grant, Regis College, "Investigation of Antimicrobial Soap"

1998 Faculty Development Grant, Regis College, "Investigation of Bacterial Contamination of the Charles River"

1995 Teacher of the Year Award, Shenandoah University.

1993 Fund for Excellence in Teaching Grant Award, Shenandoah University

1980-1983 NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Research Service Award, #DE-00527.

1976-1979 NIH Training Grant, #AI-00382

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