Macy Professor of English Education and director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York
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 past president of the NCTE, a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and an appointed member of International Literacy Association’s Literacy Research Panel. Morrell was an award-winning English teacher and coach in Northern California. He uses social and emotional learning, digital technologies, project-based learning, and multicultural literature to empower literacy practices in classrooms and after-school programs across the country. He is the author of more than 75 articles and book chapters, and eight books, including Every Child a Super Reader, New Directions in Teaching English, Linking Literacy and Popular Culture, and Critical Media Pedagogy: Teaching for Achievement in City Schools, which was awarded Outstanding Academic Title for 2014 by Choice. Morrell has earned, among other commendations, the UCLA DOE’s Distinguished Teaching Award. He earned his Ph.D. in language, literacy, and culture from the University of California, Berkeley, where he received the Outstanding Dissertation Award.