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 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 process. She also leads the Institute’s Faculty Development in Georgia program.

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. 

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, December 16, 2019 - 9:49am

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

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 4:49pm

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.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 2:58pm

As I return after a year serving in the role of senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, I am struck by the Institute’s deep engagement in instruction, research, and public service.

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 1:26pm

The Georgia College Advising Corps celebrated its tenth anniversary with a special luncheon and networking activities for current and former advisers, friends and staff of the program on May 29.

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.