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Antonio Ellis

Adjunct Professor

Address: School of Education, Health and Human Performance Building
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 843-953-1068
E-mail: ellisal2@cofc.edu
Personal Website: https://howard.academia.edu/AntonioLEllis


Dr. Antonio L. Ellis is an adjunct professor at the College of Charleston School of Education, Health and Human Performance. He holds a BA in Religion and Philosophy, MA in Religious Studies, and an M.Ed in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. In addition, in May 2013 he earned a doctoral degree in educational leadership and policy studies from Howard University in Washington, DC. His passion is advocating on behalf of students who are speech and language impaired. His research interests are educational leadership and policy, educational foundations, multicultural education, critical race theory in education and special education. 


Education

HOWARD UNIVERSITY - WASHINGTON, DC, April 2013
Doctor of Education (Administration and Policy Studies)
*Dissertation Title: Speech and Language Impairments: An Examination of the Life Histories and Educational Experiences of African American Males Who Stutter
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Zollie Stevenson, Jr.
Major: Urban Education
Specialization: Sociology


HOWARD UNIVERSITY – WASHINGTON, DC, December 2009
Master of Educational Leadership (M. Ed)
Specialization: Special Education


HOWARD UNIVERSITY – WASHINGTON, DC, May 2006
Master of Religious Studies
Specialization – Pastoral Care and Counseling


BENEDICT COLLEGE / FAMU (dual degree)
Columbia, SC
Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy, May 2004
Minor: Economics


Research Interests

Critical Race Theory; Disproportionality in Special Education; Exceptional Children; Educational Leadership and Policy; Multicultural Education; History of Black Education; Qualitative Methodology;  Instructional Technology; Teaching Exceptional Children; Sociology of Education; Cultural Foundations of Education.

Courses Taught

Foundations of Education

Human Growth and Development

Human Growth and the Educational Process

Teaching Social Studies and Humanities

Clinical Practice in Special Education


Honors and Awards

2012 – Dr. Ellis is a contributing author to Using Standards and High-Stakes Testing for Students: Exploiting Power with Critical Pedagogy edited by Gorlewski et al (2012). The book is recipient of the2012 Critics Choice Award from the American Educational Studies Association (AESA). The Critics’ Choice Award serves to recognize and increase awareness of recent scholarship deemed to be outstanding in its field and of potential interest to those in educational studies. Ellis’ chapter is, Just What is Response to Intervention and What’s It Doing in a Nice Field Like Education? A Critical Race Theory Examination of Response to Intervention. To read more about the book go to: http://www.educationalstudies.org/awards.html


2013 – Dr. Ellis is the recipient of the 2013 Howard University School of Education's Distinguished Alumni Award for the Category, Leader of Change.

2015 - Dr. Ellis is nominated for the College of Charleston Adjunct Teaching Award


Publications

PEER REVIEWED DOMESTIC CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Hartlep, N.D, & Ellis, A.L. Are Household Income, Gender, and Race Important In Shaping Parental Involvement in Children’s Education? Northeastern Educational Research Association Conference. University of Connecticut (October 20-22, 2010)… Published in Conference Proceedings. http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/detail?accno=ED512394 

Ellis, A.L. & Hartlep, N.D. Rethinking Speech and Language Impairments within Fluency Dominated Cultures. Research Association of Minority Professors 30th Annual Conference. (February 5, 2011)

Hartlep, N.D, & Ellis, A.L. Just What Is Response to Intervention and What’s It Doing in a Nice Field Like Education? A Critical Race Theory Examination of RTI. American Educational Research Association Conference. (April 12, 2011)

Ellis, A.L. Turning Technologies: Troubling the Waters of Silence among Speech Language Impaired (SLI) Students. Turning Technologies User Conference. Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego California. (October 10, 2011)

Hartlep, N.D, & Ellis, A.L. The “Yellow Tax”: A Critical Race Theoretical Case Study of Asian
Americans in America’s Most Segregated City. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. April 13-April 17, 2012.

Hartlep, N.D, Hayes, C., & Ellis, A.L. Reconsidering the Model Minority and Black Mormon Discourses in Black Education. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California. Sunday April 28, 2013.

Ellis, A.L. Struggling in Silence: A Qualitative Study of Six African American Male Stutterers in Educational Settings. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, April 27, 2014.

Hayes, C., Hartlep, N.D., & Ellis, A.L. Unhooking from Whiteness: Authoethnographic Appoaches toward Education as Freedom Dreams. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois, April 2015. 

BOOK REVIEW PUBLICATIONS


Ellis, A.L., (2010, August 11). Wounded by Schools: Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School Culture by Kirsten Olson. Education Review, 13. http://www.edrev.info/reviews/rev957.pdf 

Ellis, A.L., (2011, November). Urban Science Education for the Hip-Hop Generation: Essential Tools for the Urban Science Educator and Researcher by Christopher Emdin. Education Review, 14, http://www.edrev.info/reviews/rev1125.pdf 

Ellis, A.L., (2012, Winter). Black Mega Church Culture: Models for Education and Empowerment by Sandra L. Barnes. Journal of Negro Education.

Ellis, A.L., (2012, February 17) Ethnicity, Race and Education: An Introduction by Sue Walters. Teachers College Record.

BOOK CHAPTER PUBLICATIONS

Hartlep, N. D., & Ellis, A. L. (2012). Rethinking speech and language impairments within fluency dominated cultures. In S. Pinder (Ed.), American multicultural studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Hartlep, N. D., & Ellis, A.L. (2012). Just What is Response to Intervention and What’s It Doing in a Nice Field Like Education?: A Critical Race Theory Examination of RTI. In J. Gorlewski, B. Porfilio, & D. Gorlewski (Eds.), Using standards and high-stakes testing for students: Exploiting power with critical pedagogy. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Ellis, A.L. (2014). What Suspicious Looks Like: The Murder of Trayvon Martin. In Venus Evans-Winters and Magaela C. Bethune (Eds.), (Re)Teaching Trayvon: Education for Racial Justice and Human Freedom. Sense Publishers.

Ellis, A.L. (in-press). Stuttering while teaching in Fluency-Dominated Traditional Colleges and Universities. In K. Mansfield, A. Welton,  and P. Lee (Eds.), Identity Intersectionalities, Mentoring, and Work Life (Im) Balance: Educators (Re) Negotiate the Personal, Professional, and Political. Information Age Publishing

Ellis, A.L. (in-press). Unhooking from Whiteness: Are Historically Black Colleges and Universities Good Enough?. In C. Hayes and N. Hartlep (Eds.), The Espirit de Corps: Resisting the Coterie of Whiteness. Sense Publishers

Ellis, A.L. (in-press). Stuttering while teaching in Fluency-Dominated Traditional Colleges and Universities. In K. Mansfield, A. Welton,  and P. Lee (Eds.), Identity Intersectionalities, Mentoring, and Work Life (Im) Balance: Educators (Re) Negotiate the Personal, Professional, and Political. Information Age Publishing

Ellis, A.L. (in-press). Unhooking from Whiteness: Are Historically Black Colleges and Universities Good Enough?. In C. Hayes and N. Hartlep (Eds.), The Espirit de Corps: Resisting the Coterie of Whiteness. Sense Publishers

Ellis, A.L. (2014). What Suspicious Looks Like: The Murder of Trayvon Martin. In Venus Evans-Winters and Magaela C. Bethune (Eds.), (Re)Teaching Trayvon: Education for Racial Justice and Human Freedom. Sense Publishers.

BOOKS

Ellis, A.L. (Ed.) (in-progress). Ed.D. Programs as Incubators for Social Justice Leadership. Sense Publishers. 

Ellis, A.L. & Burt, J. (Eds.) (in-progress). Yet with a Steady Beat: Historically Black Colleges and Universities Bands Memoirs

OP-ED REPORTS

Ellis, A.L. (2012) Burke High School Can Produce Excellence on Its Own. The Post and Courier Newspaper. (July 11, 2012)

Ellis, A.L. (2012) African American Males Who Stutter: Fighting Out Words, Holding Back Tears. Diverse Issues In Higher Education, 29 (22), p. 33

Ellis, A.L. (2013) The Undeniable Power of an Educator. Diverse Issues In Higher Education. 30 (11), p. 30