Morris is a tenured professor at Ball State and teaches elementary social study methods. He earned his master’s and doctoral degrees from Purdue.
At Ball State he has led interdisciplinary teams of students in immersion projects while creating social studies and civic education media for museums, teachers, cultural institutions and government agencies.
He earned a regional Emmy in 2008 from the Lower Great Lakes chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for his youth education video, “Finding Harmony: Communal Societies and the Town of New Harmony, Indiana.”
Morris, who played in UIndy’s band, said he is passionate about historic conservation and is helping to restore the Oliver P. Morton House in Centerville, which was home to Indiana’s Civil War governor.