Dr. Bill Morelan
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
Center for Leadership & Learning
227 State Road 333 S
Russellville, AR 72802
Phone: (479) 356-2561
BS - Southwestern Adventist Univ
MAT - Andrews University
PHD - Andrews University
Recently Taught Courses
EDLD 6013 - SCHOOL ORGANIZ/LEADER
EDLD 6023 - ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
EDLD 6113 - ACTION RES/DATA ANALYSIS
EDLD 6153 - COMMUNICATION/SCHOOL/COPM
EDLD 6253 - INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP
EDLD 6313 - PRIN/CURRICULUM SCH LEAD
EDLD 6402 - WORK/MARGINAL PERFORMANC
MTLL 6143 - ORG/CHG/ROLE/MASTER TEAC
Dr. Morelan is the Director of the Educational Leadership program. He has been involved with education in both the public and private sectors for over forty years. An experienced administrator, teacher, and author, he has a passion for student-centered learning — a process he believes should not only be meaningful, but also FUN!
Dr. Morelan holds a B.S. in Communications, a Masters in Teaching, and a PhD in Leadership
(emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction). Over the course of his career, he has been
a popular speaker at educational conferences nationwide, authored a best-selling book
on relationships, created both an elementary reading series and a science series,
and was senior editor for several popular curriculum products. He also served three
years as the Publications Chair for the Arkansas Reading Association, and was a finalist
for the Arkansas Teacher of the Year.
Dr. Morelan has been a classroom teacher, an elementary principal, a high school principal, and a district curriculum administrator. His early career was as a broadcast journalist, and he also spent over a decade as Vice-President of Curriculum for an educational publishing company. He has been teaching at Arkansas Tech University since 2016.
Although Dr. Morelan’s initial area of research was early literacy, he is also interested in models and schema that directly impact classroom instruction (Depth of Knowledge, Response to Intervention, Understanding by Design, Differentiated Instruction, Effective Teaching, Science of Reading, etc.). You can find numerous references and links to these topics throughout his Educational Leadership Blog.
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP BLOG
Dr. Morelan's ongoing Educational Leadership Blog contains a wealth of information of interest to both teachers and administrators. Topics include Instructional Models (RTI, DOK, PBL, UbD, etc.), Classroom Resources (curriculum, instruction, and assessment), State Standards (both elementary and secondary), Educational Law, Emerging Trends, and much more. New posts are added at least twice monthly.
PRESENTATIONS, PUBLICATIONS, PROJECTS
A complete list of Dr. Morelan's presentations, publications, and projects can be found by viewing his Curriculum Vitae.