Faculty/Staff Profile

Robert C. Morris

Robert C. Morris, Ph.D.


Phone: 678-839-6132 | Fax: 678-839-6195

Email:  rmorris@westga.edu

Office: Coliseum 2031


Robert C. Morris, professor, holds a Ph.D. in Secondary Education, Curriculum & Instruction, and Administration from Indiana State University. Prior to his appointment at the University of West Georgia, Dr. Morris was Dean of the School of Education at the University of Indianapolis. He has held professorships at four other Universities. His public school teaching was in Roanoke, VA. at both the middle grades and secondary levels. His main research interests are focused on curriculum development and innovative instructional programs. He has most recently been investigating youth at-risk, discipline issues, and school violence. In 2015 Dr. Morris was elected into the honorary Eleanor Roosevelt Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international Honor society in education. Election into the Eleanor Chapter is a lifetime award and limited to 100 living members.


  • A. B., History and Education, Duke University, 1970
  • M.S., History and Education, Indiana State University, 1971
  • Ph.D., Secondary Education, Curruculum and Terre Haute, Indiana State University, 1977

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • ECED-6249 (Seminar For P-5 Teachers)    
    • ECED-6271 (P-5 School Curriculum)    
    • ECED-7285 (Usng Dta to Meet Nds Dvrs Lrns)    
    • ECED-8271 (Advanced Curriculum Seminar)    
    • EDLE-6322 (Curriculum for Educat Leaders)    
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation)    
    • SEED-7500 (Diverse Classrm in Pluralistic)    
    • SPMG-2685 (History of Sport)    
    • SPMG-4685 (History of Sport)    
    • UWG-1101 (First Year Univ. Experience)    
  • Summer 2016 Sections
    • SPMG-2685 (History of Sport) Section: E01
    • ECED-6249 (Seminar For P-5 Teachers) Section: E01
    • ECED-7285 (Usng Dta to Meet Nds Dvrs Lrns) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E13
  • Spring 2016 Sections
    • ECED-6249 (Seminar For P-5 Teachers) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E14
  • Fall 2015 Sections
    • UWG-1101 (First Year Univ. Experience) Section: 32   [View Syllabus]
    • SPMG-4685 (History of Sport) Section: 01
    • ECED-8271 (Advanced Curriculum Seminar) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E20
  • Summer 2015 Sections
    • ECED-6249 (Seminar For P-5 Teachers) Section: E01
    • SEED-7500 (Diverse Classrm in Pluralistic) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E20
  • Spring 2015 Sections
    • ECED-6249 (Seminar For P-5 Teachers) Section: E01
    • ECED-6271 (P-5 School Curriculum) Section: E01
    • EDLE-6322 (Curriculum for Educat Leaders) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E08

Selected Publications

Honors and Awards for Robert C. Morris

HONORS AND AWARDS Robert C. Morris Athletic Scholarship Duke University, 1966; Football team captain during 1969 season; All-ACC Football selection, 1969; Honorable Mention UPI All-American, 1969; 9th round draft choice of Houston Oilers, 1970; Selected for annual North-South All-Star Game, 1970; Indiana State University Fellow 1973-1976; Eugene V. Debs Scholarship winner, 1976; Selected for Outstanding Young Men of America by Jaycees of America, 1980-1984; Voted Citizen of the Year (Dutch Fork Club, Columbia, S.C.) 1983; Listed in Who's Who, 1982-1989; Selected for Men of Achievement 102nd Edition, 1983 & 1989; Selected for Who's Who in the Mid-West, 1986-1989; Listed in International Who's Who in Education, 1983-Present; Selected for Personalities of America, 1983, 1984, 1985; Nominated by undergraduate student body at the University of South Carolina for University "Teacher of the Year", 1983; Nominated to Duke University's Hall of Fame, 1984; Awarded Reading Improvement's "Special Merit Award for Learning Research for 1986". Selected for Who's Who in American Education, 1987-Present. Awarded NIU's Student Gov't Assoc. Service Award for work with Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity 1987-'88; "Outstanding Advisor of the Year Award" at NIU, 1987-'88; “Thresholds in Education Outstanding Service & Leadership Award, l990; Selected for Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, 1991-Present; Received Phi Delta Kappa Pyramid Award of Service (1995); Service Award from the John Dewey Society, 2000; Received Service Award from Society of Professors of Education 2003; Received KDP’s Counselor’s 25 year Service Award KDP (2010); Inducted into the Eleanor Roosevelt Honorary Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (Limited to 100 living members) (2015);