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educator , Psychologist

James Lee Powell, American psychologist, educator. Recipient Distinguished Service award North Carolina Mental Health Centers Association, 1979, District award of Merit Daniel Boone Council, Boy Scouts American, 1980, Distinguished Volunteer Leadership award Pisgah chapter March of Dimes, 1979.


Powell, James Lee was born on November 4, 1944 in Reidsville, North Carolina, United States. Son of John James and Martha Lee (Martin) Powell.


1child, Julia Ellen. Bachelor of Arts, Duke U., 1967, Master of Divinity, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, North Carolina State University, 1984. Licensed psychologist, Georgia.

Ordained to ministry Methodist Church, 1968. Minister, Hornes United Methodist Church, Wilson, North Carolina, 1970-1974. Psychology intern Smoky Mountain Area Mental Health, Hazelwood, North Carolina, 1974-1975, center director, Hayesville, North Carolina, 1975-1982.

Psychologist Affiliated Counseling and Psychological Services, Jonesboro, Georgia, since 1982. Acting president Psychological Studies Institute, Atlanta, 1984-1985, president, since 1985. Member adjunct staff Hinton Rural Life Center, Hayesville, since 1979.

Part time instructor Tri-County Community College, Murphy, North Carolina, 1979-1982. Adjunct faculty Mars Hill College, North Carolina, 1980-1982. Georgia State University, Atlanta, since 1984.


Minister, Hornes United Meth. Director, Hayesville, North Carolina, 1975-1982. President board dirs.


  • Other Work

    • Contbr.articles to professional publications President board directors Clay County History and ArtsCouncil, Hayesville, 1980, Appalachian Hospice, Hayesville, 1981. Chairman Clay County Crime Prevention Association, Hayesville, 1981-1982. Member Leadership Clayton, Morrow, Georgia, 1983-1984.


Member American Psychological Association, Southeastern Psychological Association, Georgia Psychological Association, Christian Association for Psychological Studies, American Association for Counseling and Development, Clay County Junior Chamber of Commerce (vice president 1977-1978), Clayton County Ministerial Association (president 1987-1988). Club: Burns (Atlanta).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, sailing, computers.


Married Mary Julia Parker, March 2, 1974.

John James Powell

Martha Lee (Martin) Powell

Mary Julia Parker