Education: Rutger's University, MSW and MS in Urban Planning and Public Policy; University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, PhD in Public Policy Analysis.
Research Interests: labor economics; poverty and inequality; work and family; race, gender, and work; working poverty and low-wage labor markets; contingent work arrangements and retention and turnover; poverty and development
Professor Morris is an assistant research professor at the Muskie School and the Coordinator of the Public Policy Analysis track within the Master's program in Public Policy and Management (PPM). Professor Morris teaches Economics and Public Policy, Applied Policy Analysis, Economic Theory and Social Policy, and Gender and Race, Politics and Public Policy. Beginning with her dissertation (completed in 2000) she uses panel and times series data to analyze employment dynamics among various populations, including welfare recipients and the working poor.
“An Assessment of the Economics of Natural and Built Infrastructure for Water Resources in Maine" (authors, Charles Colgan, Damon Yakovleff, and Samuel Merrill)
“Leadership in a Changing Environment: A Leadership Model for Child Welfare,” published in Administration in Social Work (author, Freda Bernotavicz)