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Ernest Morrell

Ernest Morrell is the Coyle Professor, a member of the faculty in the English and Africana Studies departments, and Director of the Center for Literacy Education at the University of Notre Dame. Before finishing his Ph.D., he was a public high school English teacher in Oakland, CA. Ernest is also director of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) for the James R. Squire Office of Policy Research in the English Language Arts. He is an elected Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, a past president of the NCTE, and was recently elected to the National Academy of Education. Ernest is the recipient of the NCTE Distinguished Service Award, the Kent Williamson Leadership Award from the Conference on English Leadership, and the Divergent Award for Excellence in 21st Century Literacies.

Ernest has authored ninety articles, research briefs, and book chapters as well as ten scholarly monographs including Educating Harlem: A Century of Schooling and Resistance in a Black Community; Stories from Inequity to Justice in Literacy Education; New Directions in Teaching English; and Critical Media Pedagogy: Teaching for Achievement in City Schools, which was awarded Outstanding Academic Title by Choice magazine of the American Library Association. He received his Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Culture from the University of California, Berkeley.

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