Dr. Ed Bell retired from the NC Department of Public Instruction as a federal program administrator, where he worked with federal programs. He is an author, a researcher, a poet, and an educator. His professional experiences include but are not limited to, being a mental health social worker, a non-profit executive, a college professor, a parent educator, a middle/high teacher, a workshop presenter, a keynote speaker, an academic tutor, and a school counselor. He has authored books and has published research articles regarding the education of African-American males. He currently resides in Raleigh, NC.
Dr. Bell received his AAS in criminal justice technology from Craven Community College, his BA in criminal justice from North Carolina Central University, his MA in counseling, and his EdD in education leadership from Liberty University. He also studied at East Carolina University. Dr. Bell is a licensed school counselor with licenses in 6th-12th Social Studies and English/Language Arts.
In 1993, Dr. Bell received the prestigious Nancy Susan Reynolds Award for personal services, given by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, a $25,000 prize. He was also named Tar Heel of the Week by the News and Observer in 1994 and has received numerous awards for his community and philanthropic services. In 2002, Dr. Bell studied abroad in Israel and visited Hebrew University and other academic sites and biblical locations.
Currently teaches at the following institutions:
1. NC State University, MSW
2. Capella University, Counseling
3. Morris Brown College, Psychology
SPECIAL NOTE: Dr. Bell is an after-school expert in the 21st CCLC program and worked as a federal program administrator for the NC Department of Public Instruction.
More about Dr. Bell: www.zsr.org/articles/1993-nancy-susan-reynolds-award-winners