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Arthur K. Ellis

Arthur K. Ellis

Professor of Education; Director of the Center for Global Curriculum Studies

Email: aellis@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2362
Office: Peterson Hall 312


Education: BS, Oregon College, 1962; MS, 1965; EdD, University of Oregon, 1968. At SPU since 1986.

Arthur K. Ellis is a former public school teacher with doctorates from the University of Oregon and the University of the Russian Academy of Education. He came to SPU after leaving the University of Minnesota where he was professor of education. Presently he serves at SPU as Professor of Education and Director of the Center for Global Curriculum Studies. He is also Corresponding Professor of Education at the University of the Russian Academy of Education. Dr. Ellis teaches in the School of Education Doctoral Studies Program with a specialty in curriculum and instruction. He is the author of 20 published books, numerous articles, and presentations at regional, national, and international conferences. He serves as a member of the editorial board of the Asia Pacific Journal of Educational Development and the Russian Journal for the Humanization of Education. His books have been translated into Russian, Chinese, and Korean.


Books

Teaching and Learning Elementary Social Studies

Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 2010

Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Together: Reflective Assessments for Middle and High School Mathematics, with David Denton

Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, 2010

Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Together: The Reflective Classroom

Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, 2010

Research on Educational Innovations

Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, 2005

Selected Publications

  • Zirkle, D. & Ellis, A. (2010). "Effects of Spaced Repetition on Map Knowledge Retention." Journal of Geography. v. 109 (5), 201–206.

Please view Dr. Ellis's CV (PDF) for additional publications.

Arthur K. Ellis

Why I Teach at SPU

Arthur K. Ellis, Professor of Education; Director of the Center for Global Curriculum Studies

"I teach at SPU because this is the place where I help improve education for teachers and administrators throughout Washington. Over the years, I have come to realize that educating and caring for my students has an exponential effect on the lives of young people across Washington, and even across the nation. I could not imagine being anywhere else – or doing any other work – as important as this."

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