Lucien Ellington is Senior Fellow at FPRI’s Wachman Center and UC Foundation Professor of Education at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Ellington is also director of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Center for Reflective Citizenship (founded in 2011). The major objective of the CRC is the promotion of history and civic understanding through liberal education. He holds advanced degrees in history, economics education, and education; is the recipient of scholarship and grant writing awards at his university; and has been awarded an Asian Studies Development Fellowship by the East-West Center.
Ellington is founding editor of Education About Asia , an international teaching journal published by the Association for Asian Studies. Ellington is also editor of the Association’s new pedagogical series, Key Issues in Asian Studies . He has authored three books and numerous articles on Japan and was editor of ABC-CLIO’s Asia: A Global Handbook series. Ellington has also served as a consultant for more than 100 teacher institutes on Japan throughout the U.S. and co-directed numerous study tours of Japan for schoolteachers. He serves as the Tennessee coordinator for the Freeman Foundation-funded National Consortium for Teaching about Asia, and is responsible for teaching and supervising courses on the histories of China, Japan, and the Koreas for educators. Ellington also teaches Foundations of Education and Social Studies Methods.
Before becoming a university professor Ellington was a high school world history and economics teacher. Active in history and social science education and educational reform, he served as president of two state social studies councils as well as national chair of the National Council for the Social Studies Racism and Social Justice Committee. He and a colleague were responsible for working with Chattanooga-area schools in implementing the Core Knowledge Curriculum. Ellington co-edited a volume on social studies reform, Where Did Social Studies Go Wrong (Fordham Foundation, 2003). He also served as associate director of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Center for Economic Education. Most recently, he has coauthored two national studies of social studies teachers funded by the Bradley Foundation.
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