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Libby V. Morris

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University Professor and Zell Miller Distinguished Professor of Higher Education

Libby V. Morris is the Zell Miller distinguished professor of higher education and faculty advisor to the Institute's Executive Ed.D. program.

Professor Morris also serves as the executive 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 processes. Morris played a critical role in establishing the program in 2005. For over twenty years, GCAC has been a model for other advising programs across the nation. 

Morris 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 received the title of University Professor in 2022 and several other prestigious awards for excellence in teaching and in public service. In 2005, she was invited into membership in the UGA Teaching Academy.

Morris 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. She served as editor (2002-2019) of Innovative Higher Education, a peer-reviewed, international journal focusing on innovations in post-secondary education. 

Morris served as director of the Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education, 2006-2022, with breaks in 2010 when she was vice provost for academic affairs, and 2013-2014 and 2018-2019 when was interim senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.

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

News Featuring Libby V. Morris

In February, the Louise McBee Institute hosted nine current students, alumni, and faculty members of the Master’s in Research and Innovation in Higher Education (MARIHE), a collaborative Erasmus Mundus program led by Professor and Department Head Attila Pausits…

Brook Thompson, program director of the Georgia College Advising Corps, and Azariah Partridge, adviser at Cedar Shoals High School, provided an overview of the goals and successes of the advising program’s work at a special session for the McBee Institute…

Thank you, Libby Morris! Your vision and mentorship led the MIHE community, collectively and individually, to new heights. As you step down as director and return to the faculty, we look forward to your continued impact.

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In recognition of her years of leadership and service to the University of Georgia, Libby V, Morris was named University Professor. Morris has led the McBee Institute of Higher Education since 2006 and twice served as interim senior vice president for academic…

On Monday, February 28, Libby V. Morris announced that she would step down as director of the McBee Institute and return to the faculty on July 1, 2022.

The University of Georgia Alumni Association recognized Libby V. Morris, director of the Institute of Higher Education, with the 2021 Faculty Service Award.

The award is presented to a faculty or staff member "who has shown remarkable leadership in…

Welcome to the 2020 edition of the IHE Report!

IHE faculty, staff, alumnus, and students attended the 17th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Breakfast honoring the legacy of Dr. King and celebrating the work of area peacemakers. The inspirational annual event is coordinated through a partnership of…

IHE’s director, Libby V. Morris, delivered the fall graduate commencement address on Friday, December 13 at 2:30 in the Stegeman Coliseum. 

"I hope your pathway forward is filled with a sense of gratitude, valued colleagues, meaningful opportunities…

Dr. Libby V. Morris was honored for her extensive service at the University of Georgia's annual Tucker Dorsey Blue Key Awards Banquet on Friday, November 8th. Morris received the Faculty Blue Key Service Award in recognition for her ongoing career focused on…

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