Dr. Ronald D. Morrison
Elected by the faculty to serve as the eleventh Faculty Regent on the MSU Board of Regents, Dr. Ronald D. Morrison holds the rank of Professor of English in the Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Philosophy.
Dr. Morrison is a native of Salina, Kansas, where he grew up working on the family farm. He received his B.A. degree in English from Marymount College of Kansas in 1981. He then went
on to graduate school at the University of Kansas, where he earned the M.A. (1984), M.Phil. (1986), and Ph.D. (1988), all in English. He joined the MSU faculty in the fall of 1988.
At MSU, Dr. Morrison teaches a wide range of courses, from first-year composition to graduate courses in nineteenth-century British literature. He also teaches in MSU’s Honors Program. In recognition of his teaching excellence, he received an Outstanding Teacher Award from the South Atlantic Association of Departments of English in 2003. Dr. Morrison has published numerous scholarly essays in Victorian literature, his primary field of specialization. In recognition of his scholarly achievements, he was named the University’s Distinguished Researcher in 2004.
On campus, he has held a wide range of faculty leadership positions, including serving as chair of the University’s Tenure Committee, Faculty Rights and Responsibilities Committee, and President’s Committee on Faculty Compensation. Dr. Morrison is also a former chair of the Faculty Senate, and he served for several years as an Assistant to the Dean of the Caudill College of Humanities.
Dr. Morrison is married to Dr. Sarah R. Morrison, also a professor of English at MSU. Their son Leavitt
is a senior at Rowan County High School.