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January 28, 2017


Dr. Ernest Morrell is the Macy Professor of English Education and Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is also an elected Fellow of the American Educational Research Association a past-president of the National Council of Teachers of English, and an appointed member of the International Literacy Association’s Research Panel. His scholarly interests include: socially, culturally, and digitally relevant literacy pedagogy; new directions in the Teaching of English; and youth popular culture in the digital age.

Morrell has authored eight books including New Directions in Teaching English, Doing Youth Participatory Research, The Art of Critical Pedagogy, Critical Literacy and Urban Youth, and Critical Media Pedagogy: Teaching for Achievement in City Schools, which was awarded Outstanding Academic Title for 2014 by Choice Magazine of the American Library Association. Additionally, Morrell has published over 75 journal articles and book chapters and has earned numerous commendations for his university teaching including UCLA’s Department of Education’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Ernest is chair of the Planning and Advisory Committee for the African Diaspora Consortium and he sits on the Executive Boards of LitWorld and the Education for Democracy Institute.


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