On March 29, the dean of the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame announced that Kellogg Faculty Fellow Ernest Morrell has been named Associate Dean for the Humanities and Equity in the College of Arts and Letters, effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024.
An expert in critical educational and social movement theory, Morrell focuses his research interests on literacy education, international Catholic education, postcolonial literature, media and popular culture, literature for children, and the African diaspora. He is a convener of the African Diaspora International Research Network.
"His colleagues describe him as a gifted pedagogue and committed mentor to his students," wrote Dean Sarah Mustillo in the announcement. "He has been an exceptional colleague in the Department, lauded for his good judgement, administrative background, and interpersonal skills. Throughout his career, he has engaged in extensive local and national professional service."
Morrell is the Coyle Professor of Literacy Education and director of the Center for Literacy Education in the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame, where he holds joint appointments in the Department of English and the Department of Africana Studies.