Lisa Morris

Assistant Professor

Office

222 Wishcamper

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 780-5876

Education: Rutger's University, MSW and MS in Urban Planning and Public Policy; University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, PhD in Public Policy Analysis.

Research Interests: labor economics; poverty and inequality; work and family; race, gender, and work; working poverty and low-wage labor markets; unemployment, retention, and turnover; poverty and development

Professor Morris is an assistant professor at the Muskie School, the Coordinator of the Public Policy Analysis track within the Master's program in Public Policy and Management (PPM), and the Coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Social Policy Analysis. Professor Morris teaches Economics and Public Policy, Applied Policy Analysis, Social Justice Theory and Policy Analysis, and Gender and Race, Politics and Public Policy. Beginning with her dissertation (completed in 2000) she uses panel and times series data to analyze employment dynamics among various populations, including welfare recipients and the working poor. She also studies working poverty, contingent work arrangements, and work and family dynamics and outcomes.

New Publications

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Ciolfi, M. L., Griffin, E., Pratt, J., Richards, M., Gildard, S., & Byrne, B. (2016). Living with a brain injury in Maine: Individual experiences, perceptions, and need.  Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service.

Lenardson, J. D., Gale, J. A., & Ziller, E. C. (2016). Rural opioid abuse: Prevalence and user characteristics. (PB 63-1). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Maine Rural Health Research Center.

Snow, K. I., Gressani, T., Olsen, L., McGuire, C., Bratesman, S., Mauney, K., & Theriault, J. (2016). Adults using long term services and supports: Population and service use trends in Maine, SFY 2014. (Chartbook). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service.

Talbot, J. A., Ziller, E. C., & Szlocek, D. (2016). Mental health first aid in rural communities: Appropriateness and outcomes. Journal of Rural Health. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12173.

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