John Powell is the Assistant Director of Web Strategy and Services at UM-Dearborn. He holds two degrees from the University of Michigan in music performance and information and library studies. John has a unique combination of creative and technical expertise.

Using his early adoption of the internet as a stepping stone, John has held key web strategy roles in various higher education institutions in the metro Detroit and Windsor area.

He is committed to improving user experience, promoting accessibility, and maintaining technical excellence. Powell is known for his love of exploring new technologies and his ability to leverage AI as a skill — not just a tool — to drive strategic advantage. He’s excited to share his knowledge on how AI can revolutionize web, marketing and communications.