Contact Information
Phone:  617-353-3238

Educational History

  • Ph.D. Northwestern University
  • M.A.T. Brown University
  • B.A. Grinnell College

Courses Taught

  • SED CT575  General Methods of Instruction, 5-12
  • SED CT760  Contemporary Thought on Curriculum and Teaching
  • SED ED500  Foundations of Educational Practices

Selected Publications

  • S. Ellenwood , N. McLaren  (1994).  “Literature-Based Character Education”.  Middle School Journal  Westerville, OH : National Middle School Association.
  • S. Ellenwood , R. Goldman, N. McLaren, and K. Ryan  (1993).  The Art of Loving Well.  3rd Ed  Boston : Boston University (produced with a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).
  • S. Ellenwood , K. Ryan  (1990).  “The Narrative and Moral Education”.  Moral Behavior and Development: Advances in Theory, Research and Application  New York : Lawrence Earlbaum.
  • S. Ellenwood  (1988).  “Reforming the Curriculum”.  The World and I (February 1988)  Washington, D.C. : The World and I.
  • S. Ellenwood  (1979).  The U.S. Supreme Court.  Seattle : Unigraph Corporation.
  • S. Ellenwood  (1978).  Juvenile Justice.  Seattle : Unigraph Corporation.
  • S. Ellenwood , H. Bender and D. Lapp  (1974).  Teaching and Learning: Philosophical, Curricular, and Psychological Implications.  New York : Macmillian Company.
  • S. Ellenwood , J. Lee and T. Little  (1972).  Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School.  New York : The Free Press.
  • S. Ellenwood  (1972).  “New Directions in Social Education”.  Journal of Education (Autumn 1972)  Boston : Boston University.

Selected Presentations

  • “Learning about Character through Literature.” International Education Foundation Conference. Moscow, Russia: July 30, 2000
  • “Values and Character in Schools.” Plenary Session at 18th Annual Conference. Association for Teacher Education. Lisbon, Portugal: September 7, 1993.
  • “Character Education.” New England League of Middle Schools. Hyannis, Massachusetts: March 1992 and March 1993.
  • “Education Against Hatred.” Haifa University and Elie Wiesel Foundation Conference. Haifa, Israel: June 1-5, 1990.

Selected Grants

  • Economic Education Project – sponsored by The Financial Executives Institute of Boston. Teacher training and curriculum development – $75,000 over two years (1998-2000).
  • Sex Education Project – sponsored by the U.S. Department of Public Health. Development of classroom materials for 8th grade (in collaboration with the School of Communication) – $724,000 over 5 years (1987-1990).
  • Character Education Project – U.S. Department of Education. Development of classroom materials for junior high school students with Co-Director Kevin Ryan – $147,000 (1986-1987).
  • National School Resource Network – In-service training to reduce school violence, vandalism, and disruption – $200,000 (1979-1980).
  • Community-Based Economic Education – Department of Education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Materials development – $50,000 (1976-1977).

Selected University Service

  • Committee Member – Advisory Committee, Center for Excellence in Teaching, 2000-2002.
  • Committee Member – Dean’s Search Committee, School of Education, 1980-1981, 1987.
  • Committee Member – Committee on Degrees and Programs, University Council, 1979-2000, 2002-present.
  • Committee Member – Admissions Committee, School of Education, 1977-present
  • Chairman – Student Life Committee, University Council 1977-1978.
  • Committee Member – International Education Committee, School of Education, 1974-1979.
  • Director – Division of Instructional Development and Administration, School of Education, 1979-1986.
  • Chairman – Social Education Department, School of Education, 1973-1979.
  • Overseas Assistant Professor – Boston University Graduate Program in Europe (Heidelberg, Germany and Naples, Italy), 1972-1973.

Selected Professional Service

  • Committee Member – President’s Committee on Education, Unitarian-Universalist Association, 2000-2003
  • Chairman – Board of Trustees for Massachusetts Council on Economic Education
  • Coordinator Consultant, Mentor Justification – Association of American Colleges, NEH Grant for Humanities in the Schools, 1992.
  • Distinguished Juror – Elie Wiesel Prize for Essays in Ethics, 1989-present.
  • Chairman (advisor to Council Chairman, Elie Wiesel) – Chairman’s Advisory Committee on Education, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, 1985-1987.
  • Consultant – EPCOT, Educational Division (Orlando, Florida), 1984-present.
  • Committee Member – National Planning Committee, National Council for the Social Studies (Washington, D.C.), 1976-1979.
  • National Faculty for Law-Focused Education, Law in American Society Foundation (Chicago, Illinois), 1973-1981.
  • Social Studies and Curriculum Consultant – Little, Brown and Company Publishers (Boston, Massachusetts).
  • Committee Member – National Research Advisory Committee, National Council for Social Studies (Washington, D.C.).
  • Consultant – Teacher College Press (New York).
  • Consultant – Division of Youth Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Boston, Massachusetts).
  • Consultant – Education Division, Encyclopedia Britannica Films (Chicago, Illinois).
  • Consultant – Schools in Greater Boston – Dracut, North Andover, Beverly, Newton, and Lowell.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at the School of Education benefit from the community feel of a small school along with the resources of a large university. Our students are in the field in both urban and suburban schools as early as their first year at SED.

Graduate Students

Talented graduate students from around the world prepare to become teachers, counselors, administrators, and more in as little as one year at the School of Education. Our students engage in diverse aspects of education both in the classroom and the field.