Director and Zell B. Miller Distinguished Professor of Higher Education

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Libby V. Morris is the Zell B. Miller distinguished professor of higher education and director of the Institute of Higher Education. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her teaching and research interests include evaluation and assessment, faculty development, academic programs, and online education. In recognition of her work, she has received awards for excellence in teaching and in public service. In 2005, she was invited into membership in the UGA Teaching Academy.

Professor Morris serves as program director for the Georgia College Advising Corps, an affiliate of the National College Advising Corps, which places recent college graduates in high schools to assist underserved students with the college search, financial aid, and application process. She also leads the Institute’s Faculty Development in Georgia program.

Morris is the editor of Innovative Higher Education, a peer-reviewed, international journal focusing on innovations in post-secondary education. She has presented research and/or conducted workshops at meetings of the European Association for Institution Research, Association for the Study of Higher Education, Association for Institutional Research, Educause, WebCT, National Forum on First-Year Assessment, and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

From 2010-14, Morris served as the vice provost for academic affairs, and she also served as interim senior vice president for academic affairs and provost in 2013-14 and again in 2018-19.

Education:
  • Ph.D., Adult and Higher Education, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • M.Ed., Adult and Higher Education, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • A.B., English, University of Georgia
Research Interests:

Dr. Morris's research interests include evaluation and assessment, faculty development, academic programs, and online education.

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 11:03am

Director Libby Morris assumed a new role in early January 2010, when Provost Jere Morehead asked her to serve UGA as the vice provost for academic affairs.

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 10:08am

Director Libby V. Morris is named as UGA's interim senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, effective July 16.

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 4:13pm

The task force, co-chaired by Vice President for Instruction Rahul Shrivastav and Vice President for Student Affairs Victor Wilson, will identify new opportunities to further strengthen the university's undergraduate learning environment, President Jere Morehead annou

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 5:00pm

Current students, faculty and alumni welcomed prospective Executive Ed.D. students to a Chinese New Year themed celebration on Thursday, Feb.