Ernest Morrell

Columbia University
Author, Researcher, and Macy Professor of Education, Director
Institute for Urban and Minority Education

Ernest Morrell is an award-winning author, teacher, and researcher. He is the Macy Professor of English Education and director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Morrell is also past-president of the National Council of Teachers of English, a fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and an appointed member of the International Literacy Association’s Literacy Research Panel. In 2015, 2016, and 2017, Morrell was ranked among the top 100 university-based education scholars in the RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. He is also the recipient of the 2017 Divergent Award for Excellence in 21st Century Literacies. Morrell is the author of more than 75 articles, book chapters, and eight books, including Every Child a Super Reader, New Directions in Teaching English, and 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 Magazine of the American Library Association.