Dr. W. Adam Powell
Interim Associate Dean, Grove College of Business

 Adam Powell

Associate Professor of Marketing

Office: Grove Hall 128
Phone: (717) 477-1697
E-mail: WAPowell@ship.edu
Office Hours and Teaching Schedule 


Dr. W. Adam Powell joined the faculty at Shippensburg University in 2015 and was awarded tenure in the fall of 2020. In 2019 he and his coauthors received the outstanding paper award from the European Journal of Marketing. Dr. Powell has presented his research at numerous conferences and continues his work on other projects in marketing and sales. He received funding for his research in 2017 through the Harry R. Frehn Faculty Research Fellowship Award and in 2019 he received the Grove Faculty Research Fellowship Award. Dr. Powell is committed to student success. In 2018 and 2019 he received academic mentorship awards, and in 2019 he also received the Staples Distribution Center Advising Award. Dr. Powell continues his commitment to student success as the chair of Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship Department. He has taught a variety of courses in marketing, including digital marketing, marketing management, and principles of marketing. Dr. Powell is blessed to have a supportive wife and children and enjoys playing golf with friends.


Ph.D. in Marketing, University of Tennessee (2016)
M.B.A. with Marketing and Strategy Concentrations, Brigham Young University (2010)
B.S. in Organizational Management, Wilmington University (2008)
A.S. in Computer Information Systems, Gloucester County College (1999)

Selected Research 

Powell, A., Noble, S., Noble, C., & Han, S. (in press, 2018). Man vs. Machine: Relational and Performance Outcomes of Technology Utilization in Small Business CRM Support Capabilities. European Journal of Marketing.

Chaker, N. & Powell, A. (2017). Both Hindering and Motivating: The Role of Interfunctional Tension in Salesperson Cross-functional Integration. Society for Marketing Advances Annual Conference Proceedings – Summary Brief.

Chaker, N., Powell, A., & Beeler, L. (2016). Interfunctional Tension: Considering a Socio-psychological Inhibitor of Sales Cross Functional Integration. American Marketing Association Summer Marketing Educators' Conference Proceedings – Abstract only.

Smith, L., Hepworth, A., Powell, A., Lee, J., Chaker, N., Schumann, D. (2016). A Semiotic Analysis of Pharmaceutical Commercials - Panel on Innovative Research in Healthcare Advertising. American Marketing Association Summer Marketing Educators' Conference Proceedings – Abstract Only.