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Professor of Political Science, Auburn University

John C. Morris is a professor in the Department of Political Science at Auburn University. Dr. Morris teaches courses in collaboration, public policy, organization theory, privatization, and policy evaluation in both the Master of Public Administration program and PhD in Public Administration and Public Policy programs. He has won numerous teaching awards over the course of his career. He also serves on the editorial boards of two journals, has served on the program committee for three national conferences, and is a member of several professional organizations and honoraries.

His research interests include collaboration, public-private partnerships, water policy, federalism, and organization theory. He has published in journals such as Public Administration Review, Policy Studies Journal, the Journal of Politics, the American Review of Public Administration, Publius, Voluntas, Politics and Policy, State and Local Government Review, and Environmental Politics, among others. To date he has published twelve books, over 120 scholarly articles and book chapters, and delivered more than one hundred conference papers.


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    Professor of Political Science, Auburn University