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Dr. Edwin Bell

Dr. Edwin Bell

Edwin Bell
Professor & Interim Chairman

Office:  C104 Anderson Center
Phone:  336-750-8606

Curriculum Vitae

Educational History

B.A. in Psychology, Bowdoin College, 1966

MA in Community and Social Psychology, Boston College, 1969

Ed. D. in Educational Leadership, UNCG, 1985


Edwin D. Bell, Ed. D. is a professor of Education at Winston-Salem State University. He is married to Sheila Strain-Bell. He grew up in Roxbury, Massachusetts and attended the Boston Public Schools.  He has earned degrees from Bowdoin College, Boston College, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in psychology, community and social psychology, and educational leadership and was trained as an organizational development consultant in the National Training Laboratories Organizational Development network.  He has worked as a community organizer, consultant, educator, and evaluator in the Africa, Asia, and the United States.  His publications and research focus on organizational development, program assessment, multicultural education, and the integration of technology into education. Before he came to Winston-Salem State University, he taught at Lesley College, Simmons College, North Carolina A&T State University, UNC Greensboro, and East Carolina University. 

Courses Taught

  • EDU 6301 – Curriculum Development and Cultural Diversity
  • EDU 6303 -  Psychology of Teaching and Learning
  • EDU 6304 – Research Methods

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. & 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.Publication
  • 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.
  • Bell, E. D., Grant, K. Fisk-Moody, P. (2007, March). The reflective dispositional coaching process: An action research project. Journal of College Teaching and Learning, (42)3, 41- 46.


  • 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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