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Published on Oct 23, 2009
Beth Powell has taught at Smith for 29 years as a member of the psychology department and neuroscience program, but the college has always been part of her life. Powell is the daughter of Anne Hall Powell (Anne Marie Hall) 50, as well as a member of the Smith class of 1978, and the mother of Amanda Anderson 09J. Powell earned her masters and doctoral degrees nearby at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. At Smith she teaches courses in psychology and neuroscience research methods, physiology of behavior, psychopharmacology, and a seminar in neuroscience, ethics, and policy. She has also served as a visiting lecturer at the University of Massachusetts and taught for 11 years in a PsyD program at Antioch/New England College. Powells areas of interest include the biological basis of clinical disorders and treatment of memory disorders such as Alzheimers disease.