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