Faculty and Staff Profiles

Chris Powless
Local Tech Support Prvdr II, ITS Desktop and Smart Tech Support
Email: apowless@memphis.edu
Office Location: Ellington Hall Room 101
Office Hours: Monday Thru Friday 8:00 AM thru 4:30 PM
Personal Homepage: http://memphis.edu/
Profile

  Bringing over 30 years of administrative leadership and technical skill to campus each day Chris Powless, a member of the Oneida Nation, strives to lead her team to achieve their motto of Dedication, Service and Pride each day.  Dell trained, and a former participant in the Homeland Security Cybersecurity Professional Development & Training program Chris serves on 5 committees and boards professionally and privately. Chris was recently accepted as a developer with EduPad, a mobile education app development company located in France. She recently became a member of The Council on Undergraduate Research. In 2013 Chris was accepted as an instructor with iTunes U. In recent years Douglas Hurley, then VP and CIO of ITD at The University of Memphis presented an award to Chris in "Recognition for Innovative Technology Excellence". A member of Educause,a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology she is also a recipient of the Deans Service Award, Outstanding Young Women of America Award, and a lifetime member of the International Thespian Society and Modern Music Masters. Chris formerly served the College of Arts and Sciences as Staff Senator and also served on the Executive Committee of Staff Senate, and represented the Staff Senate on the Facilities and Services Committee, Election Committee, and was a 2012 Nominee for LSP of the Year. She has also recieved a multitude of "Tiger Spotlight" awards.

 Chris and her life partner Marion are the proud parents of a young son. An advocate of Gay and Lesbian rights, Native American rights, victims, and children's rights Chris' door is always open.

 

Additional Information

   

Honors/Awards
  • Tiger SpotLight (nominated by Charles Humphreys) - University of Memphis - 2014
  • Tiger SpotLight (nominated by Dr. V. Murrell) - University of Memphis - 2014
  • Tiger Spotlight (nominated by Dr. Alka Sharma) - University of Memphis - 2013
  • Tiger Spotlight (nominated by Jennifer Williams) - University of Memphis - 2013
  • Tiger Spotlight (nominated by Catrina Harris) - University of Memphis - 2013
  • Nominee, LSP of the Year - University of Memphis/ITD - 2012
  • Recognition for Innovative Technology Excellence - University of Memphis/ITD - 2011
  • Dean's Award for Outstanding Service - College of Arts and Science - 2001
  • Inducted - Outstanding Young Women of America - 1987

Student Advising/Mentoring

  • International Business - Charles Kennedy - 2015
  • Air Force ROTC - Adrian Ross - 2015
  • Geology - William Simco - 2015
  • Engineering - Logan Snellings - 2016

Creative Activities

  • Member, Council on Undergraduate Research - 2014- -   -  
  • Women of Achievement Selection Committee Member - 2014 -   -  
  • accepted as instructor iTunesU - Dec 2013 -   -  
  • statistical package customization - 2003-2004 - Gladys Porter Zoo - Valley Zoological Society

Outreach

  • MissionPossible - Community - 2014 - Grant Funded
  • NewHope4you2 - Community - 2010-2011 - Grant Funded
Service
  • University of Memphis - Video Conferencing Evaluation Team - 2013
  • University of Memphis - Founder, PIT-Crew - 2013-present
  • University of Memphis - Staff Senate Executive Committee - 2012
  • University of Memphis - Facilities and Services Committee - 2012
  • University of Memphis - Staff Senate Election Committee - 2012
  • University of Memphis - Dept of Biological Science Communication Committee - 2010-present
  • University of Memphis - Staff Senate Issues and Review Committee, Chair - 2002-2003
  • University of Memphis - Staff Senate Issues and Review Committee - 2001-2002
  • University of Memphis - Staff Senate By-Laws Committee - 2001-2002
  • University of Memphis - Staff Senate By-Laws Committee - 2002-2003
  • University of Memphis - Staff Senate Executive Committee - 2001-2002
  • University of Memphis - Staff Senate Executive Committee - 2002-2003
Consulting
  • EduPad - 2012-present
Appendix B - Student Advising/Mentoring
  • The following students were engaged as Graduate Assistants or Lead Supervisors under my direction leading to the following careers:
  • Sgt. Benjamin B. Kemker, was graduated 2012, secured position as LAN supervisor at International Paper
  • Sainadh Nimmagadda, was graduated 2010, secured position as Sr. Oracle Application developer at Cisco Systems
  • Ravi Konda, was graduated 2009, secured position as EAI-TIBCO Technical Architect at HP Enterprise Services