Dr. Mark Morris

Clinical Faculty
Assistant Chair & Chief Departmental Advisor
Sr. Project Manager (CPMRA)Mark Morris

OFFICE: 220 Harrison Hall
EMAIL: morrismh@miamioh.edu

POL Internship Information and Application

Summer Scholars: Inside State and Local Government, Leadership & Public Affairs

Degrees and Institutions

  • Ph.D., Political Science, Miami University
  • M.A., Political Science, San Francisco State University
  • B.A., Public Administration, Michigan State University

 Other Professional Experience

  • 1983-93. Citibank (California), credit management and risk analysis.

Professional Society Membership

  • American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)

Select Publications

  • 2017. City of Springboro: Citizen Attitudes and Public Opinion Survey Results. Fourth version of longitudinal survey published by the Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs at Miami University. Previous versions published in 2008, 2011, and 2014.

  • 2013. Four-Volume Township Sourcebook Series, (Trustee, Fiscal Officer, Personnel Management, and Zoning). Editor and Contributor. Published by the Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs at Miami University.

  • 2009. "Does Collaboration beget Collaboration? Cooperation and Co-production in Township Government" with A. Dudas, P. Haney, & P. Russo. Research Monograph, Ohio Commission on Local Government Reform and Collaboration, Ohio General Assembly.

  • 2001. "Presidential Power Unbound: A Comparative Look at Presidential Pardon Power." In Politics and Policy, Volume 29 (2). Co-authored with Jody C Baumgartner.

  • 1998. "The Overlooked Relevance of the Pardon Power." In Presidential Frontiers, Underexplored Issues in White House Politics, ed. Ryan J. Barilleaux. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.

Work in Progress

Dr. Morris' research focuses on public leadership and capacity-building in small and medium size Ohio cities, villages, and townships, with most of his work taking place in an applied setting through the Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs. His research projects typically include significant PA and POL undergraduate student involvement.

Grants, Awards, and Professional Activities

  • 2017. $100,000. Co-PI (with P. Russo), Ohio Public Leaders Fellows/CPMRA Internships/Applied Research, Ohio Board of Regents/Ohio Department of Higher Education 2017/18

  • 2017. $15,000. Co-PI (with P. Russo), Assessing City Services: Community Satisfaction Survey, City of Springboro, Warren County

  • 2015. $150,000. Co-PI (with P. Russo), Ohio Public Leaders Fellowship, Ohio Board of Regents 2016/17

  • 2014. $15,000. Co-PI (with P. Russo), Assessing City Services: Community Satisfaction Survey, City of Springboro

  • 2010. $10,000. Co-PI (with P. Russo), Organizational Capacity for Public/Private Development Initiatives, Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority

  • 2009. $15,000. Co-PI (with A. Dudas & P. Haney), Local Government Collaboration Study, Ohio Commission on Local Government Collaboration and Reorganization

Community Service

  • 2010-2014. Planning Commission, City of Fairfield

  • 2010. Board of Education, Butler Tech (Butler County)

  • 2006-2013. Board of Education, Fairfield City School District

Updated: 8/31/17