BS Northern Arizona University
MA, PHD University of Arizona

Department of Bahá’í Community Life

Academically I have been interested in issues of testing and evaluation of minority testing, personality issues, identity issues of children, learning among minority children. My desire for additional study in survey research, design of experiments political and social research led to post-doctoral studies at the University of Michigan and Oxford University. I have especially enjoyed being an adjunct professor of educational psychology at the University of Arizona for 10 years and at Northern Arizona University for 20 years where I taught research methods and advanced statistics. In 1994 I founded Creative Research Associates which conducted research, evaluation and consultation to the World Bank, United States Agency for International Development, and the World Health Organization. My interest in multicultural education led to 80 academic publications in personality, attribution theory, self-esteem, locus of control, and achievement motivation. My published advanced statistical programs have been used in the Soviet Academy of Sciences, Indian Statistical Institute, Australian National University, and statistical institutes in Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Germany, and Spain.

As I was raised in the Bahá’í Faith I developed an interest in other countries and languages, the importance of the development of talent, professions, work and service to others. As a member of the United Nations Association of Southern Arizona other organization led to social action and social discourse participation to support the UN, efforts to reduce underage drinking and drugs, support problems of refugees. My interests ranged from studying Arabic in the West Bank with Palestinians, teaching as an invited lecturer qualitative research methods at Nur University, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and teaching children in the slums of Delhi, India, My CV is located in


Stephen Powers


Bahá’í History, 1844-2017, Introduction to Bahá’í History, 1844-Present, Introduction to Buddhism, Introduction to Islam, Introduction to the Qur’an, The Báb and the Bábí Movement

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