Ernest Morrell

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Ernest Morrell, Ph.D., 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. In July 2021, he will become the Associate Dean for the Humanities and Equity in the College of Arts and Letters. Ernest is also director of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) James R. Squire Office for Policy Research in the English Bring Me a Book® Life-Changers: The Right Book at the Right Time 2 Copyright © 2021 Bring Me A Book National Collaborative Language Arts. He is an elected Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, a past president of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and a co-convener of the African Diaspora International Research Network. From 2015-2021 Ernest has been annually ranked among the top university-based education scholars in the RHSU EduScholar Public Influence Rankings published by EdWeek. Ernest is also 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. His scholarly interests include: Critical Pedagogy, English Education, Literacy Studies, Postcolonial Studies, popular culture and education across the African Diaspora.