Sara Powers

Assistant Professor of Psychology


B.A.PsychologyHoly Family University
M.A,Adult Development & AgingThe University of Akron
Ph.D.Adult Development & AgingThe University of Akron

Professional Experience

– Have been at The College of Saint Rose since 2014
– Graduate Intern at the Margaret Blenkner Research Institute: Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, Cleveland, OH (2012-2013)
– Graduate Teaching Instructor at The University of Akron; Taught Developmental Psychology & Introduction to Psychology (2009-2014)
– Professional Memberships: Gerontological Society of America (since 2011), Eastern Psychological Committee (since 2014)

Teaching Interests

Foundations of Psychology II, Developmental Psychology: Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood, Developmental Psychology: Adulthood and Aging, Research Methods and Statistics I and II, Senior Seminar: Research in Psychology

Research/Creative Works

Walker, R. V., Powers, S. M., & Bisconti, T. L. (2016). Positive Aspects of the Caregiving Experience: Finding Hope in the Midst of the Storm.
Women & Therapy. doi:10.1080/02703149.2016.1116868
Powers, S. M., & Whitlatch, C. (2014). Measuring cultural justifications for caregiving in African American and White caregivers. Dementia.
doi: 10.1177/1471301214532112
Powers, S. M., Dawson, N., Krestar, M. L., Yarry, S. & Judge, K. S. (2014). ‘I wish they would remember that I forget:’ The effects of memory
loss on the lives of individuals with mild to moderate dementia. Dementia. doi: 10.1177/1471301214553236
Powers, S. M., Bisconti, T. L., & Bergeman, C. S. (2014). Trajectories of social support and well-being across the first two years of widowhood.
Death Studies. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2013.846436
Dawson, N., Powers, S. M., Krestar, M. L., Yarry, S. & Judge, K. S. (2013). Predictors of self-reported psychosocial outcomes in individuals
with dementia. The Gerontologist, 53(5), 748-759. doi: 10.1093/geront/gns137
Krestar, M. L., Looman, W., Powers, S., Dawson, N., & Judge, K. (2012). Including individuals with memory impairment in the research
process: The importance of scales and response categories used in surveys. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research
Ethics, 7(4), 70-79.