Specialization: American Government, Public Policy, Environmental Policy
Dr. Morris received his bachelor of arts at San Diego State University, master of arts at California State University at Fullerton and master of public administration and doctorate at Idaho State University. He is an Associate Professor, serves as Chair of the Department of Political Science and has been teaching at Mercyhurst since 2001. Dr. Morris has co-authored two collections of simulations for American government courses, regularly presents papers at professional conferences and has published articles in the field of environmental policymaking. He has worked in a research or advisory capacity for several nonprofit environmental and economic development groups including the Gem Communities Committee, Henry's Fork Foundation, Lake Erie Region Conservancy, and the Pennsylvania-Lake Erie Watershed Association. He is the former Director of the Mercyhurst College Honors Program. Professor Morris was a visiting professor at Idaho State University before coming to Mercyhurst. He is originally from Claremont, California. He and his wife, Leanne, have two children, Grace (7) and Logan (2 mo.).