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10 Apr

West Virginia University Department of Psychology chair Tracy Morris is being appointed to the position of associate dean for Research, Graduate Studies and Outreach for the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.

“Dr. Morris has very strong credentials in research, graduate education, and outreach, and has led one of the largest and most complex academic departments at WVU,” said Robert Jones, Dean of the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. “I am particularly impressed by her creative solutions to challenges and her vision for the future of higher education.”

Morris has worked as a researcher and professor at WVU for 19 years.

“I am quite excited about the opportunity to develop new partnerships throughout the College as we strive to advance our research mission and international standing,” Morris said. “We have a number of ambitious goals under the Strategic Plan and such a talented pool of faculty and staff poised to accomplish those objectives.”

Morris has held several administrative positions in the Department of Psychology including clinic director, associate chair, doctoral program area coordinator and most recently chair of the department. She has extensive experience in both research and funding efforts, and plans to use that knowledge towards key areas of improvement.

“Areas of initial focus will include identifying new areas for growth in funded research, skills development and outcomes assessment in doctoral training and integrating research components within expanded outreach efforts to local communities,” Morris said.

Morris received her doctorate from the University of Mississippi and completed her internship training and postdoctoral fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Morris has won several awards for her work including Eberly College Outstanding Research Award, Benedum Distinguished Scholar Award, and Eberly Distinguished Professor of Teaching.

For more information, contact Stephen Ballant, at 304-293-4613 or Stephen.Ballant@mail.wvu.edu

-WVU-

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