Assistant Professor

Biography

Dr. Chelsea T. Morris is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Early Childhood through Secondary Education. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Dr. Morris was a teacher in a children's hospital and later, a public school preschool special education teacher. She is committed to thinking differently, and deeply, about what is good for children, utilizing culturally responsive practices, an ethic of care, and a willingness to take risks. Dr. Morris' current teaching and research projects focus on bias in the perceptions of children's behavior in early childhood, practice-based coaching in the nationally recognized Pyramid Model framework, classroom leadership and environment plans for positive behavior, and the engagement of communities and families in preschool and school improvement.

 

Education / Degrees

  • M.Ed., Early Childhood Special Education, James Madison University, 2007
  • Ph.D., Teaching and Learning, University of Miami, 2018
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Spring 2020 Sections

    • ECED-3271 (Curr,Instrct,Clssrm Mgt PreK-5) Section: 01
    • SPED-4713 (Collaboration in Sch Settings) Section: E02
    • SPED-4713 (Collaboration in Sch Settings) Section: 01

    Fall 2019 Sections

    • ECED-3271 (Curr,Instrct,Clssrm Mgt PreK-5) Section: 01
    • ECED-3271 (Curr,Instrct,Clssrm Mgt PreK-5) Section: 02
    • ECED-7265 (Parent Ed/Teach Chld Care Wkrs) Section: E01

    Summer 2019 Sections

    • ECED-7262 (Investigating Language Arts) Section: E02
    • ECED-7273 (Family/Comm Inv for Sch Improv) Section: E02
    • ECED-7273 (Family/Comm Inv for Sch Improv) Section: E01

    Spring 2019 Sections

    • ECED-3271 (Curr,Instrct,Clssrm Mgt PreK-5) Section: 01
    • ECED-7266 (The Young Child: Home & Commun) Section: E01
    • ECED-7272 (Classrm Mgmt Early Grades(P-5)) Section: E01

    Fall 2018 Sections

    • ECED-3271 (Curr,Instrct,Clssrm Mgt PreK-5) Section: 02
    • ECSE-4783 (Practicum I) Section: 02
    • ECED-7265 (Parent Ed/Teach Chld Care Wkrs) Section: E01

    Summer 2018 Sections

    • ECED-7273 (Family/Comm Inv for Sch Improv) Section: E02
  • Publication List

    Chapman, L. A., & Morris, C. T. (2018). From caring to cared for: Prioritizing an ethic of care for special educators. In K. N. Daniels & K. Billingsley (Eds.), Creating Caring and Supportive Educational Environments for Meaningful Learning (Advances in Ed

    Morris, C. T. & Chidester, R. (2018). Common purpose, uncommon results: A collaborative approach to early literacy in children with Down syndrome. Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, Spring/Summer 2018.

    Morris, C. T. (2017). Preventing the preschool-to-prison pipeline: Examining preschool discipline policy recommendations. Roosevelt House Faculty Journal, New York, NY. [View Publication]

    Elbaum, B., Sanchez-Sarno, A., Morris, C. T., & Celimli-Aksoy, S. (2016). Florida ESE parent survey: Ten years of measuring schools’ facilitation of parental involvement. Unpublished technical report, Florida Department of Education, Miami, FL.