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Scott Morrison

Assistant Professor of Education
Mooney 205C
2105 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
smorrison7@elon.edu (336) 278-5947

Brief Biography

Dr. Morrison spent eleven years as a 6th grade English and social studies teacher in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.  While a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he taught courses on culturally responsive teaching, foundations of education, contemporary issues in social studies research, and social studies methods for middle grades.

Dr. Morrison joined the faculty of Elon University in August 2013.


Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2013)

M.A., Appalachian State University (1999)

B.S., Appalachian State University (1996)

Courses Taught

EDU 211 School and Society

EDU 315 Educational Assessment

EDU 450 Teaching Diverse Learners


Kruidenier, D. & Morrison, S. A. (2013). Avoid the banking model in social and environmental justice education: Interrogate the tensions. Educational Studies, 49(5), 430 – 442.


Morrison, S. A. (2014). Environmental Education 2.0: Toward a Theory of Ecologically Minded Teaching. American Educational Research Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Morrison, S. A. (2013). The Politics and Pedagogies of Desire and Restraint: Cultivating Oikophilia. American Educational Studies Association. Baltimore, MD.

Kruidenier, D. & Morrison, S. A. (2013). Conservatism, education, and Roger Scruton. South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society. Raleigh, NC.

Morrison, S. A. & Kruidenier, D. (2012). Differences with/in social justice education. American Educational Studies Association. Seattle, WA.

Morrison, S. A. (2012). Educating ecological citizens: Veganism, animal rights, and locavorism in the classroom. American Educational Studies Association. Seattle, WA.

Morrison, S. A. (2012). Citizenship education in an era of ecological crises: Teaching social studies from an EcoJustice perspective. National Council for Social Studies College and University Faculty Assembly. Seattle, WA.

Brown, C., Glazier, J. & Morrison, S. A. (2012). Bridging the divide: Stepping out with teachers to enact culturally responsive pedagogies. American Educational Research Association. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Professional Activities

Editor, The High School Journal

Dean of Instruction, Student U