Morris Thompson, DPA

Assistant Part-Time Professor, School of Business

Area of Expertise: 

  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Program Evaluation
  • Data Analytics & Data Governance
  • Public Sector Management
  • Strategic Planning in the Public Sector

Education: 

  • ​Doctor of Public Administration, West Chester University of Pennsylvania - West Chester, PA
  • MA in International Administration, University of Miami - Coral Gables, FL
  • Bachelor of Arts, Southern Adventist University - Collegedale, TN

Dissertation:

  • ​The Effect of Community Partnerships on Title I Public Schools in Low Income Communities

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Collaborative Governance
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Program Evaluation
  • Data Analytics & Data Governance
  • Public Sector Management
  • Strategic Planning in the Public Sector

Certifications and/or Licenses:

  • ​Peer Evaluator - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Comission on Colleges
  • Peer Reviewer (Field Reader) - Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education

Selected Publications:

  • ​2021. "Closing the Gap: Using Data Analytics to Support Closing the Equity Gaps on College and University Campuses" Texas Association of Institutional Research. Virtual Conference (25 February)
  • 2018. "Racial Disparity in Unemployment: An analysis of minority unemployment during and after the Great Recession" Northeast Conference of Public Administration. University of Baltimore. Baltimore, MD. (3 November)
  • 2018. "Poverty and the Growth Stunt of the Black Middle Class: A history of race-based housing policies in the San Francisco Bay Area." Race Ethnicity & Place Conference. Austin, TX (24 October)
  • 2018. "Voting Rights & the Justice System: A Case Study." Center for Law & Public Policy. Washington Adventist University. Takoma Park, MD. (17 September)
  • 2017. "Strategies for Leadership within a Multinational Volunteer-Based Organization" American Society of Public Administration. Atlanta, Georgia. (18 March)
  • 2016. "Organizational Leadership within Volunteer-Based Industries" University of Miami. Coral Gables, FL. (11 August)
  • 2014. "Utilizing Web-Based Platforms for Multicultural Communication" University of Mpumalanga. Mpumalanga, South Africa. (11 July)

 

Selected Professional Experience: 

  • ​Director of Research & Planning, City Colleges of Chicago
  • Director of Insitutional Research & Effectiveness, Wayland Baptist University
  • Compliance Specialist, Washington Adventist University
  • Adjnuct Faculty, School of Business, Wayland Baptist University
  • Adjnuct Faculty, School of Behavioral & Social Science, Wayland Baptist University
  • Adjunct Faculty, School of Graduate & Professional Studies, Washington Adventist University
  • Adjunct Faculty, Social Science Department, Miami Dade College