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Orville Powell

Clinical Associate Professor
(812) 855-4944
SPEA Room 425

M.P.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1963
B.A., Earlham College, 1961

Professional Experience
City Manager of:

  • Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1970-1978
  • Gainesville, Florida, 1979-1983
  • Durham, North Carolina, 1983-1996
Consultant to Local Governments in:
  • Russia
  • Bulgaria
  • Swaziland
  • India

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Trustees Teaching Award, Indiana University, 2008
  • Indiana University, Student Choice Award, 2006
  • SPEA Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2003, 2006, 2009
  • SPEA Graduate Teaching Award, 2004
  • The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Academic Award, 2003
  • City of Gainesville, FL: “Orville Powell Day” 1983
  • NAACP of Gainesville, FL: “Man of the Year Award” 1982
  • City of Winston-Salem: Named new golf course club house the “Orville W. Powell Club House” 1979

Professional Interests
Local government and the United States Constitution

Current Projects

  • International City-County Management Association (ICMA): Senior Advisor for City Managers in Indiana and Kentucky, 2003 to present
  • Indiana Association of Municipal Managers (IMMA): Executive Director, a volunteer position, 2005-2009

Selected Publications
Full Vita

  • Orville Powell, 2009, Trouble Came Calling, A Novel, AuthorHouse, Bloomington, IN.
  • Christina Park and Orville Powell. 2007. Earth Is A Nice Little Planet: Who Will Save It? AuthorHouse, Bloomington, IN
  • Orville Powell. 2004. City Management: Keys to Success, AuthorHouse, Bloomington, IN. (Perking University Press purchased the rights to publish this book in China in 2006.)