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Department: Education

Genell D. Lewis-Ferrell, Ph.D.Genell D. Lewis-Ferrell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Education


Harbert 119

Contact Information:

Birmingham-Southern College
Box 549027
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office Phone: (205) 226-4813
Office Fax: (205) 226-3065
E-mail: gferrell@bsc.edu

Brief Career Background:

1st-6th Grade Classroom Teacher, Bloomington Indiana 1st-6th Grade Inclusion Specialist Alternative High School Assistant Principal University of Memphis Adjunct Professor, Memphis Tennessee Christian Brothers University Assistant Professor

Educational Background:

  • BS in Education with a Minor in Fine Arts ~Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Doctorate in Curriculum & Instuction with a Minor in Educational Leadership ~Indiana University, Bloomington

Areas of Academic Interest:

  • Arts in Education
  • Service Learning
  • Citizenship Education
  • Teacher Leadership

Courses Taught:

ED 210L1-Curriculum Design - Lab
Introduces the principals of curriculum design and development, including learning theory, instructional strategies, lesson planning, classroom management, assessment approaches; and process, determinants, and organization of curricula found in public and private schools.This course includes working with children with special needs. Prerequisite: at least one year of college coursework. Spring.

ED 219A-Creative Arts in Teaching
Provides pre-service teachers with techniques for integrating music, art, drama, and movement into classroom instruction in grades K-6. Laboratory required. Prerequisite: at least one year of college coursework. Fall.

EPY 223 Human Growth and Development
Theories of human growth and development to help students understand the mental, social, and emotional patterns of development from conception to late adulthood. Laboratory required. Fall, Spring.

ED 317A Methods of Teaching Social Studies
Provides teacher candidates with philosophy, content knowledge, techniques, and materials to assist them in the teaching of social studies in grades K-6. Responsible citizenship and the importance of multi-cultural education is stressed. Attention will be given to teaching children with special needs. Laboratory required. Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education Program. Fall.

ED 472A Senior Conference Research
An advanced exploration of the practices and techniques of educational research focusing on the reading and writing of the background literature, conducting and analyzing selected action research, and preparing that information for public presentation. Each student will select an area of research that builds on experience from the student's field experiences and design essential questions.The class is seminar format. Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education Program. Spring.

ED17-Interim Project