Edwin D. Bell



Department: Education
Office Location: Anderson Center C024F
Phone: 336-750-2694
Fax: -
Email:  belle@wssu.edu
Curriculum Vitae


Edwin Dewey Bell was born in Boston, Massachusetts.  He attended the Boston Public schools – Julia Ward Howe Elementary School and Boston Latin School.  He earned a B.A. in Psychology from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, an MA in Community and Social Psychology at Boston College, and an Ed. D. in Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Currently, he is a Professor of Education in the Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling and Professional Studies (ELCPS) at Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC.  He has over 40 years of experience as an administrator and a faculty member in Psychology and Educational Leadership in Higher Education. His research interests have focused on community and organizational change and development, staff development, and academic achievement.

Educational Background

  • BA Psychology, Bowdoin College
  • MA Community and Social Psychology, Boston College
  • Ed D in Educational Leadership, UNC Greensboro

  • Research and Project Interests:

  • Academic Achievement
  • Educational and Health disparities
  • Organizational Change
  • Staff Development

  • Selected Publications:

    Bell, E.D. (2012) School Collaboration: A Necessary Strategy to Address the Achievement Gap.  In  Etim, James S. Essays in Helping Diverse Learners Attain Educational Success: When the Classroom  isn’t White and Middle Class.  Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press.

    Nelson, K. & Bell, E.D. (2012).  Addressing the Needs of English Language Learners. In Etim, James S. Essays in Helping Diverse Learners Attain Educational Success: When the Classroom isn’t White and Middle Class.  Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press.

    Bell, E.D. (ed.) (1998). The National Forum Journal of Educational Administration and Supervision Journal, 15(3).

    Bell, E. D. & Day-Hairston, B. (2008, Fall). Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy: A case study of the first year of implementation. Southeastern Teacher Education Journal, (1)1, 109-114. 

    Powell, F, D.; Bell, E. D.; Shepperson, J. and Coaxum, T. (2008, Spring). Family Breast Cancer    Education: A   Model for Southern Minority Women. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 2(2), 17-38. 

    Powell, F.D., Fields, L.D., Bell, E.D. & Johnson, G. S. (2007, July). Manhood, scholarship,          perseverance, uplift and elementary students: An example of school and community           collaboration. Urban Education, 42(4), 296-312. DOI: 10.1177/0042085907302727.

    Additional Information:

    EDU 6301 – Curriculum Development and Cultural Diversity

    EDU 6303 -  Psychology of Teaching and Learning

    EDU 6304 – Research Methods

    SAGE (Scholars/supporters of Adult and Graduate Education) Honoree, 2011, WSSU Division of Lifelong Learning

    NC Board of Governors, 2009, Excellence in Teaching Award

    William Sheppard Master Teacher Award, 2007, Winston-Salem State University

    Wilveria B. Atkinson Distinguished Researcher Award, 2003-2004, Winston-Salem State University.

    Bell, E.D., Powell, F.D., & Johnson-Green, G. (2011, September, 17).  The Latham Way: Implications.  Paper presented at the 2011 North Carolina Conference on Multicultural Education. Charlotte, NC.

    Bell, E.D., Powell, F.D. , & Johnson-Green, G. (2011, April).  The Latham Way.  Paper presented at the 2011 A Dream Deferred: The Future of African American Education College Board Conference, April 11–12, 2011, Philadelphia, PA.

    Powell, F.D., Bell, E.D. (2008, July).  A Culturally Competent Model of Breast Cancer Education to Reduce Health Disparities.  Paper presented at the Race and Disparities: A Research Forum, Cape Town, South Africa.

    Bell, E. & El-Amin, C. (2004, January 3). We can make a difference. Poster Session/round table presented at the 2004 Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii

    Ireh, M & Bell, E. (2003, August 6). Faculty Technology Professional Development Using the Product-Based Approach. 2003 Interactive Technologies Conference sponsored by Society for Applied Learning Technology, Arlington, Virginia.

    Bell, E. D. & Ireh M. (2003, April 22) A case study in planned change in teacher education: Unfreezing the status quo through technology integration. A presentation at the American Educational Research Association 2003 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

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