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Morris Chair 2015

Michael G. Morris Endowed Chair

Established in 2011, the Michael G. Morris Endowed Chair provides funds for "outstanding faculty members or visiting faculty performing in the top echelons in their disciplines or professional fields" to assist the Eastern Michigan University (EMU) College of Education in achieving its vision of playing a leadership role in transforming education. The Michael G. Morris Endowed Chair will facilitate learning and leadership experiences to support the EMU faculty, staff and students in developing the knowledge, research, and capacity needed to enhance and/or transform education.

  • Call for Proposals

    2015-16 Call for Proposals

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    The Michael G. Morris Endowed Chair will facilitate learning and leadership experiences to support the EMU faculty, staff and students in developing the knowledge, research, and capacity needed to enhance and/or transform education.

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  • Recipients

    Jerlando F. L. Jackson

    Jerlando F. L. Jackson | 2014-15

    Jerlando F. L. Jackson, Ph.D. (Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison) will serve as the 2014-15 Michael Morris Endowed Chair. Raul A. Leon, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Eastern Michigan University) will serve as project coordinator while LaVar J. Charleston, Ph.D. (Assistant Director and Senior Research Associate at the University of Wisconsin's Equity and Inclusion Laboratory) will serve as project collaborator. Their project is titled, Enhancing Institutional Capacity: Transforming EMU into a Thought Leading Center. Read Jerlando's Bio

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    Feb. 18, 2015 - "Understanding Key Challenges of African American Men in the Academic Workforce"

    Sylvia Nassar-McMillan

    Sylvia Nassar-McMillan | 2013-14

    Sylvia Nassar-McMillan Ph.D. (Professor and Program Coordinator of Counselor Education at North Carolina State University) served as the 2013-14 Michael Morris Endowed Chair. Her project was entitled, Emergent Voices of MENA (Middle Eastern/North African) American Youth: What They are Saying. Read Sylvia's Bio

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  • History

    Michael G. Morris

    Michael G. Morris

    Michael G. Morris graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor's degree and master's degree in biology and he served as an ROTC brigade commander during his graduate school years. Morris also earned a law degree from the Detroit College of Law and is a member of the Michigan Bar Association. This two-time graduate of EMU also served on the EMU Board of Regents from 1997-2004 and is currently vice chair of the EMU Board of Regents, serving a term from 2011-2018.

    Morris retired from American Electric Power (AEP), one of the nation's largest generators of electricity, after serving as AEP's chairman, president and chief executive officer. To honor Morris, the American Electric Power Foundation donated funds to EMU in 2011 to establish an endowed chair within the College of Education.

    Before joining AEP, Morris was chairman, president and CEO of Northeast Utilities System from 1997 to 2003. Prior to that, he was president and CEO of Consumers Energy, a principal subsidiary of CMS Energy, and president of CMS Marketing, Services and Trading.

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