Jim Morrison serves as the senior advisor to the provost at the University of Notre Dame. His primary responsibilities include supporting the Provost in the development and implementation of strategic projects, coordinating academic leadership teams such as the Deans Council, guiding strategic initiatives and major communications in collaboration with officers and other campus leadership, and coordinating the operations of the Office of the Provost.
Prior to joining Notre Dame, Morrison served as executive assistant to the chancellor at the University of Tennessee, director of strategic planning and campus sustainability at the University of Mississippi, and as a higher education management consultant with Huron Consulting Group.
Morrison received a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Georgia. His dissertation explored how universities utilize fund balances to facilitate strategic behavior and absorb environmental variation. Morrison also holds a bachelor’s degree in managerial finance from the University of Mississippi and a master’s in higher education administration from the Teachers College at Columbia University.