Frank Morris, Sr.
"Dr. Frank Morris retired from the University of Texas at Dallas as a visiting professor in the School of Social Sciences. In 1995 Dr. Morris retired as the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at Morgan State University in Baltimore Md. Through Congressional testimony he helped Morgan and eight other historically black graduate schools gain access to graduate support from Title III of the federal Higher Education Act. His previous academic positions were as the Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Public Affairs at the University of Maryland at College Park; visiting professor in the O’Connor Chair at his alma mater Colgate University; and Associate Professor of Political Science and Urban Affairs at Northwestern University.
"His non academic experience includes Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation; Senior Foreign Service Officer for the Agency for International Development in the US State Department; Chief of Planning and Policy Analysis for the federal war on poverty agency; and Special Assistant to the Director of the National Institute for Education while serving as a national Educational Policy Fellow.
"He received his A.B. with high honors from Colgate; a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University; he completed all requirements for the Masters in International Affairs from Georgetown University before transferring to complete his doctorate in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His areas of expertise include international management and development policy analysis with specialization in immigration, poverty, environmental and educational policies which have differential impact upon African Americans and other low income Americans. Dr. Morris has testified many times before the US Congress. His honors and awards include 3 awards from different NAACP local chapters throughout the US; the Superior Honor Award from the US Department of State; a selection in 1975 as a father of the year by the Chicago Defender newspaper. He is listed as a history maker at www.thehistorymakers.com under educators.
"Dr. Morris is a trustee of Huston Tillotson University; is Chairman of the Board of DASA (the Diversity Alliance for a Sustainable America); serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for Immigration Studies and the 911 Families for a Secure America. He was President of the Council of Historically Black Graduate Schools; served on the NAACP National Educational Advisory Board; and the Education Testing Service GRE Advisory Committee. He serves on the AARP National Policy Council.
"He continues to serve his local church as a deacon or trustee. He was chairman of the Domestic Mission Board of the United Church of Christ (UCC) and served (UCC) Local Church National Ministries. Dr. Morris personally uncovered the national church misallocation of millions of dollars of a Daniel Hand Trust fund for the education of southern blacks and forced more than 5 million dollars to be restored. He has been married to Winston Baker for more than 49 years. They have 4 children, and seven wonderful grandchildren. They live in DeSoto Texas."