Teresa Morris

  • Teresa Morris, Professor Emerita
  • Ph.D. - University of California, Berkeley
  • Phone: (909)537-5561
  • E-mail: tmorris@csusb.edu

Teresa Morris is from England via Australia. She worked in England and Australia as a teacher, community worker and academic. She received her M.S.W. from the University of Hawaii and her Doctorate from UC, Berkeley. She has written two books on research methods and published refereed articles on refugees, research methods, professional education, and leadership. She is a professor Emerita at California State University, San Bernardino where she has been a member of the faculty for 25 years. For 12 years she was the Director of the School of Social Work and currently she teaches research methods and directs the social work distance learning program.

Professional Specialties

  • Research Methods
  • Philosophy of Knowledge
  • Program Evaluation
  • Policy Practice
  • Immigrants and Refugees
  • Leadership

Selected Publications

Morris, T., Jones, C., Sehrawats, S. (2016) The Pathway Program: A collaboration between 3 universities to deliver a social work distance education (DL) program to underserved areas of California. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration. (Winter, Vol 19(4).

Morris, T. (2014) Practice Informed Research Methods for Social Workers. Kindle.

Morris, T., Mathias, C., Swartz, R., Jones, C.A., and Klungtvet-Morano, M. (2013) The Pathway Program: How a Collaborative, Distributed Learning Program Showed Us the Future of Social Work Education. Journal of Teaching in Social Work. 33:594-606.

Black, J., Morris, T., Harbert, A. & Mathias, C. (2008). Educational Collaboration in Psychiatric Disability, Rehabilitation and Recovery: Developing Transformative Solutions. Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation, 7(3/4).

Morris, T. (2006). Social Work Research Methods: Four Alternative Paradigms. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Morris, T. (2005). Social Work Professional Education and Workforce Development: A Ladder of Learning. In Professional Development: The International Journal of Continuing Education. 8(Vols. 2 and 3) pp. 108-115.

Morris, T. (2000). "A Personal Account of Leadership in an Academic Setting". Advancing Women in Leadership. Vol. 3, No. 2.

Morris, T. (1997). "Is it possible to know when theories of human behavior are obsolete?" (The Con argument) in (Eds.) Bloom, M. & Klein, W.C. Controversial Issues in Human Behavior and the Social Environment. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall.

Morris, T. (1995/6). "The Struggle to Recognize Everyday Social Work as Rational Practice". Arete Vol. 20, No. 2, winter, pp. 36-41.

Morris, T. (1994). "Alternative Paradigms: A source for social work practice research". Arete Vol. 18, No. 2, winter pp. 31-44.

Mary, N. & Morris, T. (1994). "The Future and Social Work: A Global Perspective". Journal of Cross Cultural Social Work. Vol. 3 No. 4, pp. 89-101.

Morris, T. (1992). "Determinants of Public Cash Assistance Use Among Refugees in California". The American Review of Public Administration. Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 227-241.

Morris, T. (1992). "Teaching social workers research methods: Orthodox doctrine, heresy, or an atheistic compromise ". Journal of Teaching in Social Work. Vol. 6(1) pp. 41-62.

Morris, T. (1990). "Culturally Sensitive Family Assessment: An Evaluation of the Family Assessment Device Used with Hawaiian-American and Japanese-American Families". Family Process. 29/1 pp. 105-116.

Affiliations, Associations, Consultations

  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Society for Social Work Research