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Walter Powell

Dr. Walter V. Powell served as a political science and pre-law professor at Slippery Rock University, beginning in 1965. He earned his J.D. and Ph. D. after serving in the Air Force during World War II. Powell served as chair of both the Political Science and Pre-Law Departments, contributing to an annual scholarship for students in Pre-Law.

Since retiring in 2009, Powell has pursued his passion for military aircraft, first restoring old aircraft and recently establishing the Western Pennsylvania Warbird Military Museum. Powell recounts stories about teaching in Old Main, buckets in the classrooms to catch the rain, and teach-ins. 

The Interview
October 28, 2008

Powell's interview is available in three formats.  
Click below to watch, listen to, or read his story.
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information contact:

Slippery Rock
University Archives

Bailey Library

Slippery Rock University
of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock, PA

(724) 738-2658