Ernest Morrell, "High Leverage Literacy Practices for Vulnerable Children Attending Catholic and Government Schools"

Ernest Morrell

Ernest Morrell, the Coyle Professor in Literacy Education and Director of the Center for Literacy Education, presents his research project, "High Leverage Literacy Practices for Vulnerable Children Attending Catholic and Government Schools," to an interdisciplinary group of scholars, artists, and scientists comprised of fellows, guest faculty, and students.

If you'd like to attend, please contact Carolyn Sherman at to conform space availability.

Professor Morrell is a Professor in both the English and Africana Studies Departments and a fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies here at the University of Notre Dame. His areas of interest include English Education, the African Diaspora, Postcolonial Studies, Media and Popular Culture, and Literature for Children.

He 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. He has also written more than 80 articles and book chapters that have appeared in publications such as Research in the Teaching of English, Teachers College Record, the Journal of Teacher Education, Reading Research Quarterly, English Education, the English Journal, the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, and Learning, Media, and Technology.

Ernest is an elected member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Council, an elected Fellow of the AERA, a past-president of the National Council of Teachers of English, an appointed member of the International Literacy Association’s Research Panel, and convener of the African Diaspora International Research Network. A highly recognized and awarded scholar, he is also the 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.