Lisa Morris

Assistant Professor


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

What's New?

Building Bridges Beyond the Quadrangle: The CAO and the External Community
(Book chapter by Mark Lapping in: Martin J, Samuels JE, eds. The Provost's Handbook: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2015:200-206.)

Health Data and Financing and Delivery System Reform: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? (Issue Brief by Barbara Shaw, Andy Coburn, Kimberley Fox, Andrea Gerstenberger, and Barbara Leonard)

New Jersey's Manage by Data Program: Changing Culture and Capacity to Improve Outcomes(Report by David Lambert and Julie Atkins).

Rural Implications of Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act. (Issue Brief by Erika Ziller, Jennifer Lenardson, and Andy Coburn).

Safety of Rural Nursing Home-to-Emergency Department Transfers: Improving Communication and Patient Information Sharing across Settings. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 37(1), 55-65. (Authors: Judy Tupper, Carolyn Gray, Karen Pearson, and Andy Coburn).

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