Adam Powley

Adam Powley (added 8/26/19) MCD 760 x 760

Adam Powley

Teaching Associate, History

Phone: 843-349-3158 Email: Office Hours:



Adam Powley has been involved in the field of History education for over a decade. After starting as a 7th grade Social Studies teacher in upstate New York, he returned to graduate school and earned a Master’s Degree of History from Monmouth University located in West Long Branch, New Jersey. While earning this degree he worked with the Monmouth County Historic Services and interned at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. After obtaining this degree in Mr. Powley and his wife moved to South Carolina where he began teaching as an adjunct professor of History at Horry Georgetown Technical College and then, since 2008, as the Dual Enrollment American History Teacher at HCS Early College High School. Additionally, he is currently a teaching associate at Coastal Carolina Univesity.


M.A., Educational Leadership, Capella University, 2008

M.A., History, Monmouth University, 2005

B.A., History and Social Studies Education, State University of New York at Fredonia, 2001

Interesting Facts

Mr. Powley is the Horry Region’s Regional Coordinator for South Carolina National History Day.

National Board Certification for Secondary Social Studies 2013

Patricia Behring Award for the National History Day Teacher of the Year 2013-2014

Blended Learning in Social Studies Model Teacher for HCS District 2014-15

South Carolina Council of Social Studies Program of the Year, member 2011-2012 & 2015-2016

South Carolina Council of Social Studies Tom Buckland Teacher of the Year, 2015-16

South Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution Teacher of the Year, 2015-16

Teaching Areas

HIST 101 – Foundations of Western Civilization I
HIST 201- History of the United States: Discovery to Reconstruction