Ernest Morrell Appointed to an Endowed Chair at the University of Notre Dame

Ernest Morrell — an expert in critical educational theory, social movement theory, English education and African diaspora popular culture — has been appointed Coyle Professor in Literacy Education at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. He will also serve as the inaugural director of the Center for Literacy Education in the university’s Institute for Educational Initiatives. Professor Morrell will hold joint appointments in the Department of English and the Department of Africana Studies.

Dr. Morrell has been serving as the Macy Professor of English Education at Columbia University’s Teachers College. He was also the director of Columbia’s Institute for Urban and Minority Education. Professor Morrell is the author or co-author of several books including Critical Media Pedagogy: Teaching for Achievement in City Schools (Teachers College Press, 2013).

Dr. Morrell is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He holds a master’s degree in education and a Ph.D. in education from the University of California, Berkeley.


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  1. Congratulations Ernest, I am overjoyed for your success. God bless you always as you give your best in your teaching. I know your parents are very proud of you, and they should be. God has blessed you with a wonderful wife and helper in life, also beautiful wonderful, and healthy children. God bless you and family always.
    In Christian Love
    George D. Winters

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