Ellen Skilton

Professor, School of Education

Taylor Hall, Room 311 (215) 572-2117 Wednesdays, 2:00 - 4:00 pm and by appointment

Education History

University of Pennsylvania 1997

Ph.D. with distinction, Major in Educational Linguistics

University of Pennsylvania 1992

MS.Ed., Major in TESOL

Earlham College 1987

B.A., Major in French



2014-2017      Rosemary and Walter Blankley Endowed Chair in Education, Arcadia University
2002                Distinguished Teaching Award, Temple University College of Education
1999                Outstanding Dissertation Award, Council on Anthropology in Education, American Anthropological Association
1997                Outstanding Dissertation Award, Phi Delta Kappa
1994-1995      Goldie Anna Dissertation Fellow
1991-1994      U.S. Department of Education Bilingual Education Fellow

2008-2010       Project Director, Preparing Students for Life in a Rapidly Changing Global Society: Arcadia University’s New Undergraduate Curriculum. Title VI, US Department of Education.  $89.371.99 per year.

2006-2008       Co-principal Investigator, Arcadia’s Annual Inclusion Institute (AAII), Pennsylvania Department of Education. $180,000 per year.

2005-2006       Principal Investigator, Across the Ocean and Back Again: Study Abroad and Service Learning in Equatorial Guinea; Fullbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad, U.S. Department of Education. $62,000 for one year.

2006-2007       Lead Instructor, Cultural Studies and Service Learning in Equatorial Guinea. Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad, U.S. Department of Education. $83,500 for one year.

2000-2005       Co-Principal Investigator, Career Advancement for Paraprofessionals in Education (CAPE); Title VII, U.S. Department of Education Career Ladder Grant, $297,581/year for 5 years.

1999-2000       Principal Investigator, Why Chamran can’t read: Understanding biliteracy and schooling, Spencer Foundation Small Research Grant Program, $34,300.

1999-2000       Principal Investigator, Pennsylvania Adult Literacy Practitioner Inquiry Network. Pennsylvania Department of Education, $44,511.

1999-2000       Principal Investigator, Investigating the relationships among academic reading/writing assessment scores, student and teacher assessments of academic reading/writing skills and TOEFL/TWE scores, Educational Testing Service/Center                             for TOEFL Validity Research, $6,000.

1997-1998       Co-Principal Investigator, Project SHINE (Students Helping in the Naturalization of Elders), Corporation for National Service. Center for Intergenerational Learning, $250,000.