Alice Powers

Adjunct Instructor of Design
Degree programs: 
BFA Digital Media Design
BFA Graphic Design
BFA Interior Design
MA Art and the Book

Personal Information


Ms. Alice Powers is a writer.

Degree Title: 
College or University: 
State University of New York in English
Degree Title: 
College or University: 
Mass Communications and Journalism, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Graduate Certificate, film, Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London

Certificate in Graphic Design, Corcoran College of Art and Design


Ms. Powers is a writer and editor of books, magazine features, and online content, including the popular In Mind literary anthologies and, as co-editor, The Brooklyn Reader, both published by Random House. She is writer and editor of the Access Guide to Washington (Harper Collins), the DK Guide to Washington (Dorling Kindersley), other guidebooks, and many travel articles. Powers has also written magazine and newspaper articles on art, architecture, design, food, and travel, and she reviews books and film. She has been a guest on National Public Radio, including “Talk of the Nation”, “The Diane Rehm Show,” and “All Things Considered.”

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Ms. Powers’ professional experience includes scriptwriting, book doctoring, providing content for internet sites, and writing public relations material. In addition to teaching at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, she has taught at American University, Catholic University, the Smithsonian Institution, and Georgetown University.