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Philip Powell | Associate Dean of Academic Programs at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

Current Position and Past Experience
Philip Powell is Associate Dean of Academic Programs at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. He manages the Kelley School's portfolio of graduate and undergraduate programs delivered from its Indianapolis campus. He also oversees projects for the Kelley School that drive innovation, outreach, economic development, and fundraising.

Between 2012 and 2016, Powell served as faculty chair of the Kelley School's online MBA and MS programs (branded as Kelley Direct). In both 2014 and 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked Kelley Direct the number one online graduate business program in the United States. He assumed leadership of Kelley Direct after serving as faculty chair of the Kelley School's Full-Time MBA program on its Bloomington campus. In 2012, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Kelley's Full-time MBA program number one globally in student satisfaction, career services, and teaching quality.

Powell is the Daniel C. Smith Faculty Fellow and has been with the Kelley School since 1996 as a business economics faculty member. An award winning MBA instructor, Powell teaches economics and international business in the Kelley School's MBA and executive programs. His published research focuses upon business and economic development in emerging markets.

An expert in action-based learning, Powell has led MBA consulting teams to Peru, Guatemala, Fiji, South Africa, Botswana, Myanmar, Greece, and Chile. He has written cases for multinationals such as Philips, Whirlpool, UAP Kenya, and Standard Bank and Nedbank in South Africa.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Powell earned his BA in Economics from the University of South Carolina-Columbia in 1991. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Vanderbilt University in 1995.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Powell lives with his family in Brownsburg, Indiana. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, he loves SEC college football, golf, and country music.

You can find Powell on LinkedIn. For a list of Selected Publications, please visit his Faculty Page.