John Powers is an adjunct professor of communication at Quinnipiac University, bringing over 25 years of communication experience to the classroom. In addition to teaching at QU, he is the director of digital communication at Acara Partners in Branford, and is studying for his PhD in Communication at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. Professor Powers is also the director of the Dominican Republic Mission Team, a non-profit organization that works to bring volunteers and assistance to help the very poor in the Dominican Republic. Over the last several years, he has led numerous QU301 classes to the DR for service-learning experiences.