Patricia Green-Powell

Patricia A Green-Powell

Educational Leadership And Hum


Office Hours

Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling

Office Hours Vary

Current Semester Schedule

Doctoral level courses
Committee Chair of several doctoral dissertations

About Me

As a transformational and innovative leader with great vision and principled ethics, Dr. Patricia Green-Powell cares about what happens to college students.  She has mentored many college students throughout her career at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), Florida State University (FSU), South Carolina State University (SCSU) and Bainbridge State College (BC).  Several of these students have been successful in completing college and earning degrees, and many even obtaining postgraduate degrees.

Dr. Green-Powell’s scholarship has been published and presented nationally and internationally. She has invested extensively in K-20 outreach and participates in various speaking engagements and demonstrations. Recently, she delivered a keynote address at the Raines Colloquium at Michigan State University (MSU), “Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs): Past, Present and Future.” Additionally, in 2021, she was invited to participate in two high-profile inaugural events-the Cannabis Clinical Outcomes Research Conference hosted by the University of Florida’s Consortium for Medical Marijuana Clinical Outcomes Research, and the National Veterans Alternative Healthcare Summit presented by AMVETS (American Veterans) through its Healthcare, Evaluation, Advocacy and Legislation (HEAL) program.

She holds membership in multiple organizations including the American Association of University Women (AAUW); Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated; Life Member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); and Socitas Docta, Incorporated. Furthermore, she is a member of Phi Delta Kappa (Life Member); Kappa Delta PI, and Life Member of the FAMU National Alumni Association (NAA), and the FAMU Boosters.

Dr. Green-Powell has been a continuous major sponsor and contributor to the fundraising efforts of many non-profit organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend; Elder Care Services; Legal Services of North Florida Incorporated; 100 Black Men of Tallahassee Area Incorporated; Tallahassee Senior Foundation; and the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra.

As a result of her commitment to the community, in February 2016, Dr. Patricia Green-Powell received the Sadie M. Yancy Award, the highest honor given by the National Association of Student Affairs Professional (NASAP). Additionally, in 2015, Dr. Green-Powell received the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Bernard Hendricks Presidential Award.

She is a former Vice President of Student Affairs at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University; and Bainbridge College (first African American female appointed to this position). Moreover, Dr. Green-Powell developed the first Florida Adult Literacy Resource Center in the State of Florida, which was designed to assist Florida’s literacy providers to continually improve their delivery of services to clients.

Dr. Green-Powell currently serves as Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling at FAMU.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from FAMU, and Master’s and Doctorate in Educational Administration/Leadership from Florida State University.

Dr. Green-Powell is married to Judge Errol H. Powell (Ret.), and they have one adult son, Elliott Hunter Powell, Ph.D., and a member of Bethel AME Church, Tallahassee, Florida.

Work History

  • Public Policy
  • Mentoring
  • K-12 Leadership
  • Team Building
  • Program Development
  • Historical Black Colleges and Universities


  • Ph.D. Florida State University
    Major: Educational Administration/Leadership

  • M.S. Florida State University
    Major: Educational Administration/Leadership

  • B.S. Florida A&M University
    Major: Speech Pathology and Audiology
    Minor: Special Education

Work History

  • Senior Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Interim Vice President-Brooksville Project
  • Associate Dean
  • Interim Dean-College of Education
  • Executive Director- Florida A&M Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative (MMERI)
  • Associate Professor Educational Leadership
  • Professor of Educational Leadership
  • Speech Pathologist/Audiologist

Academic Accomplishments

  • Board Member, National Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NASAP) Foundation
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) College and School of Education Dean's Think Tank at Rutgers University
  • Raines Colloquium Speaker, Michigan State University
  • Bernard Hendrix Florida A&M University President’s Award
  • Outstanding Community Woman, American Association of University Women
  • State of Georgia Chancellor’s Taskforce on Conflict Resolution
  • President’s Meritorious Award (Bainbridge College)
  • Student Government Association Administrator of the Year (Bainbridge College)

Academic Accomplishments

  • Masters and Doctoral Level courses in the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling