Dr. Morris received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior (minor in International Business) from the University of South Carolina in 1995. The University of South Carolina’s International Business program is consistently ranked first/second best in the world. Dr. Morris has been the Chair of the Martin V. Smith School of Business and Economics at California State University, Channel Islands since 2010. He has over 21 years teaching experiences at such universities as The University of North Carolina, The University of St. Thomas, and CSU, Channel Islands. Courses taught include human resource management, international business, organizational behavior, and business ethics. He has lead student study abroad classes to England, Germany (2), Argentina, Chile, and in November 2014 taught at the American University of Iraq-Kurdistan. Dr. Morris has also been a finalist for the Channel Islands Teacher of the Award on numerous occasions.
Andrew has published numerous articles, several book chapters, and several management cases in a variety of top-tier publications to include The Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, and the Journal of Management Education. A December 2014 check of Google Scholar indicates that his research has been cited over 2100 times. His research interests include emotional intelligence, emotional labor, and positive psychology. Moreover, Dr. Morris has published a number of poems in regional poetry journals and was a 2004 finalist for Best New Poet in North Carolina. Before earning his Ph.D. Dr. Morris was a bank auditor for the Federal Land Bank for three years.