Edward Morris, dean of the Division of Management at Lindenwood University, has been named Professor of the Year by the Lindenwood Student Government Association. The award was presented to Morris by Megan Shipley, president of the student government, at the Lindenwood faculty meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
Shipley said Morris was among five professors nominated this year. The nominating students each make a presentation about the professors they have nominated, after which the entire student government association votes to determine the winner.
“He’s an excellent professor,” Shipley said of Morris. “He obviously cares a lot about his students.”
The award comes in the same year that Morris has seen publication of his book, “The Lindenwood Model: An Antidote to What Ails Undergraduate Education,” which recently became available at some local bookstores, including Lindenwood’s Spirit & Supplies Shoppe, and on Amazon.com.
“I know that many of my colleagues are equally or more deserving of the Professor of the Year award, but the recognition from LU’s students means a great deal to me,” Morris said.
Morris came to Lindenwood as a professor in 2001 and was elevated to dean of the Management Division in June of 2006. The winner of last year’s award was Jack Beckerle, the head of Lindenwood’s American Humanics program.