Dr. Morris teaches courses in botany, ecology, conservation biology and introductory biology.
Her Ph.D. in biology with an emphasis in plant ecology was earned at Idaho State University. She earned a master's degree in biology from Marshall University and a bachelor's degree from Bethany College, W.Va.
Dr. Morris joined the Hastings College faculty in 2001. She was awarded the Polished Apple Award for excellence in teaching and has published papers with Hastings College undergraduate biology majors. In 2014-2015 she served as a Biology Assessment Resident as part of the American Society of Microbiologist. Dr. Morris is advisor to the HC chapter of Beta Beta Beta and District Director for NC-II.
Dr. Morris has led travel tours during J-Term to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and safari in Tanzania, to northern India, as well as to study the diversity and development of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Her most recent travel took her and a group of students to South Africa and Swaziland during J-Term 2015.