Kimberly Powell

  • Professor of Communication Studies, Parent of a Preemie, Author of Living Miracles: Stories of Hope
  • Luther College
  • Decorah, Iowa   
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Contact me for: Advice and support for parenting a preemie, Presentation/Speech Consulting and Coaching

Kim Powell is a Professor of Communication Studies and Women & Gender Studies at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She received her PhD from the University of Georgia in 1992. Powell teaches courses in public speaking, intercultural communication, argumentation and rhetoric. After the birth of her daughter at 28 weeks gestation in 1997 Powell began researching the impact of a premature baby on family communication and co-edited a book of stories from premature parents called Living Miracles: Stories of Hope from Parents of Premature Babies. Powell has since adopted three children from foster care, and has researched and written on adult adoptee experiences. Powell is also involved in her local community as President of the Humane Society of Northeast Iowa.

Expert Articles by Kimberly Powell

Being a Better Parent

Prepare for and manage the challenges of parenting a preemie
Most parents expect to have a healthy, full-term birth, so having a premature baby sets off a rollercoaster of emotions. Having a premature baby is a challenging experience that will expose you to a u...

Adoption and Foster Care

Preparation and communication are vital for a successful adoption
Adoption can be a very rewarding experience and a great way to build a family. It is vital to consider a variety of sources for adoption. Additionally, preparing yourself for raising a child by learni...

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