Originally published by cal.org on January 22, 2021
Starting January 2021, Kellogg Faculty Fellow Ernest Morrell joins the Board of Trustee of the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) for a three-year term. A well-respected leader in the field of English education, the African diaspora, and media and popular culture, Morrell brings more than a decade of research and writing experience to the board of 12.
“We are extremely grateful and excited to announce Dr. Ernest Morrell’s appointment to the CAL Board of Trustees,” said President and CEO of CAL Joel Gómez.
“Ernest’s experience as a teacher, researcher, and tireless advocate for students goes hand in hand with the mission and vision CAL has been striving towards since 1959. In 2021, part of that mission is to shine a brighter light on digital equity – and inequity – in our schools, the importance of literacy and multiliteracy for our youngest learners, and the need for increased diversity in our field and areas of research.
"Ernest is a welcome addition to our leadership team, and I look forward to working with him over the next several years to grow our mission."