David Bell, Ed.D.

David Bell, Ed.D., is the Dean of The School of Education at St. John’s University. 

Prior to his appointment at St. John’s, Dr. Bell spent three years as the Associate Dean of Curriculum and Accreditation at West Chester University, PA. During his tenure, he was instrumental in developing a valid and reliable assessment system and coauthored a grant to recruit veterans into the teaching profession.

Previously, Dr. Bell spent 15 years as Associate Professor and Associate Dean at Saint Xavier University in Chicago, IL, where he served as the accreditation coordinator and facilitated the implementation of the School of Education’s assessment system, in addition to other responsibilities.   

Dr. Bell earned a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and  M.Ed. and Ed.D. degrees in Curriculum and Instruction from Loyola University Chicago. He also consulted as the area-wide instructional leader for the Illinois Multi-Tiered System of Supports Network to assist school districts in developing a framework to ensure high quality, effective, instructional practices for all students. He has taught numerous courses in pedagogical practices in math education, and has either published or presented on a variety of subjects.

His most recent articles include “The Growth of Instructional Coaching Partner Conversations in a PreK-3rd Grade Teacher Professional Development Experience” in the Journal of Adult Education (2016) and “Combining Professional Development & Instructional Coaching to Transform the Classroom Environment in PreK-3” in the Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching & Learning

In 2010, he coauthored a presentation, “Illinois Statewide Implementation of the Problem Solving/RTI Initiative,” which was selected for the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) President’s Special Strand session, “Expanding Opportunities: Comprehensive Academic and Mental Health Practices for Diverse Schools,” and presented at a NASP conference in Chicago.