Areas of Expertise: Dr. Ellington's primary interests are in history, civic, and economic education, history and philosophy of education, comparative education, and elementary and middle school reform.
Background: Lucien Ellington is a UC Foundation Professor of Education at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and Director of the Asia Program and the Center for Reflective Citizenship. He holds advanced degrees in history, economics education, and education; is the recipient of several awards at his university; and has been awarded an Asian Studies Development Fellowship by the East-West Center and two short term fellowships at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal. Ellington is also a Senior Fellow with the Foreign Policy Research Institute. Ellington has served as a presenter or consultant for more than 100 teacher institutes on East Asia, economic education, and history education throughout the U.S. and co-directed 13 study tours of East Asian countries for schoolteachers. He serves as Vice-Chair for the Chattanooga Charter School of Excellence. Before joining the UTC faculty, Ellington was a teacher and administrator in three public school systems and a professor at Delta State University.
Degrees: B.S. Social Studies Education, Mississippi State University
M.A., History, Mississippi State University
M.A., Economic Education, University of Minnesota
Ed.D., Education, University of Mississippi
Common Courses Taught: Historical and Social Foundations of Education, Secondary Social Studies Methods, and various courses, institutes, and programs on East Asia and History and Civic Education for elementary, middle, and secondary school teachers
Recent Publications and/or Presentations: Founding editor of Education About Asia, is the author of five books on Japan and
Asia-related topics. He has also edited or co-edited over 20 books, Ellington has
served as president of two state social studies councils and been a consultant for
the state of Indiana, the American Board for Certification for Teacher Excellence,
and the Core Knowledge and Thomas B. Fordham Foundations. He co-edited a much-discussed
volume on social studies reform, Where Did Social Studies Go Wrong? Ellington coauthored
two national studies of social studies teachers funded by the Bradley Foundation and
has authored or coauthored over 80 articles, essays, and chapters in journals and
edited volumes on East Asia, civic education, economic education, social studies,
educational reform, world history, and the history of education. Ellington has also
appeared on public affairs television programs, public forums, and talk radio programs
locally, and in diverse locales including Washington D.C., Burlington VT, and Corpus
Christi TX, to discuss educational reform and Asia related education. His work has
been featured in CNN.com and C-Span. He has been the recipient of over two million
dollars of externally funded grants since joining the UTC faculty.
Additional Information or Links: UTC Asia Program www.utc.edu/asia-program/index.php
Center for Reflective Citizenship https://www.utc.edu/center-reflective-citizenship/