Dr. Charles Bell
- Awards & Honors
Dr. Charles Bell is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice Sciences. His research explores how out-of-school suspension, seclusion, restraint, and school safety measures impact students, parents, and teachers. He also examines social factors that contribute to violent student-student and student-teacher altercations. Dr. Bell's work has been published in several scholarly and public engagement outlets such as Urban Education, Children and Youth Services Review, Journal of Crime and Justice, The Conversation, Kappan, Sociology Compass, etc. The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) selected his book Suspended: Punishment, Violence, and the Failure of School Safety (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021) as a finalist for the 2021 C. Wright Mills Book Award. Dr. Bell is also a recipient of the 2023-2024 CAST Outstanding Researcher Award (Pre-Tenure), the American Society of Criminology Division on People of Color and Crime Teaching Award, the 2021-2022 CAST Outstanding Teacher Award (Pre-Tenure), the 2019 Midwest Sociological Society Research Grant, and the ISU African American Studies Summer Research Initiative Award.
Dr. Bell is a subject matter expert on school discipline, violence, and safety projects with the National Center for School Safety (NCSS) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). He has also served as an expert witness in state and federal school punishment cases.
Dr. Bell has been interviewed and cited by several news outlets such as NBC News, NPR, Detroit News, WGLT, Atlanta Black Star, Lakeshore PBS, Detroit PBS, WCBU Peoria, WMBD Central Illinois, and Aljazeera America. His next book, under contract with New York University Press, focuses on how school seclusion and restraint impact families of children with disabilities.
499.005Independent Research For The Master's Thesis
318.001Schools, Crime, and Social Policy
291.014Undergraduate Teaching Experience In Criminal Justice Sciences