Steven Bell

Steven Bell

Professor Emeritus

Department: Psychology
Phone: (706) 290-2696
Campus Box: 495019


  • Ph.D., University of Georgia
  • M.A., Glassboro State College
  • B.A., Rutgers University

Research Interests

  • Responsive parenting;
  • Using sociometry to describe changes in middle school students;
  • The effects poverty on learning

Field Experience

  • Professor of Psychology, Berry College (1999)
  • Associate Professor of Psychology and Education (1993-1998)
  • Coordinator of Psychology (1996-1998)
  • Director of Graduate Studies (1996-1998)

Selected Publications

  • Bell, S., (1999) The psychology and education of exceptional children and youth: Issues and application. Massachusetts: Ginn, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1990, Iowa: Brown & Benchmark, 1993, New York: McGraw Hill.
  • Baines, L., Strehle, L., Bell, S., & Murfree, J. (1999). Music, musicians and adolescents. In P. Carroll (Ed.) Helping adolescents at risk through literature. Norwich, Massachusetts: Christopher Gordon Publishers.
  • Bell, S., & Ledford, T. (1978) The Effects of Sociodrama on the Behavior and Attitudes of Children. Group Psychotherapy, Psychodrama, and Sociometry. Vol. 31.
  • Bell, S., (1982) Man-Made Toxins and Their Effects on Children. Early Child Development and Care.
  • Bell, S., (1983) Strategy Selection Matrix: Matching Learning Styles with Teaching Approaches. ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, ED 229, 910.

Professional Associations

  • Association for Children and Adolescents with Learning Disabilities (ACLD)
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • Division of Teacher Education (G-TED), Council for Exceptional Children
  • Division of Population and Environment (of the American Psychological Association)
  • Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
  • Reviewer of Eisenhower Higher Education grants (1997 to present)