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academic administrator , educator , Political scientist

Thomas Robbins Morris, American political scientist, educator, academic administrator. Liberal arts fellow Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1976-1977, National Endowment of the Humanities fellow University Wisconsin-Madison, 1979-1980; named Distinguished Educator, University Richmond, Virginia, 1982.

Background

Morris, Thomas Robbins was born on July 28, 1944 in Roanoke, Virginia, United States. Son of Robert Vaughan and Ethel (Robbins) Morris.

Education

Bachelor in History, Virginia Military Institute, 1966. Master of Arts, University Virginia, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy in Government, University Virginia, 1973.

Postgraduate, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1967.

Career

Assistant professor University Richmond, Virginia, 1971-1978, associate professor political science, 1978-1987, professor, 1987-1992, chair department, 1981-1984. Political analyst WTVR-Channel 6 television, Richmond, 1981-1995, WDBJ-Channel 7 television, Roanoke, Virginia, since 1998. President Emory & Henry College, since 1992.

Visiting scholar University Utah, 1986-1987. Chairman, commission Virginia's State and Local Tax Structure for The 21st Century, 1999-2000. Member Virginia Governor's Commission Efficiency and Effectiveness, 2002.

Religion

God offers a loving relationship. The Covenant is not a contract in which God and human beings agree to provide particular goods and services for each other. God has freely and graciously already made it possible.

Politics

All human life is sacred and created by God and therefore, we must see all human life as significant and valuable. When governments implement the death penalty, then the life of the convicted person is devalued and all possibility of change in that person’s life ends.

Views

Anyone may appear in hardship and poverty. Never give up in pursuit of happiness and one day you will find yourself in the right place, where God gives the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for.

Membership

Board directors Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Richmond, Virginia, 1982-1992. Member American Political Association, Omicron Delta Kappa.

Connections

Married Barbara-lyn Belcher, July 23, 1966. Children: Sheila Dawn (deceased), Tabbitha Lyn, Sharon Robbins, Rosa-Lyn Vaughan.

father:
Robert Vaughan Morris

mother:
Ethel (Robbins) Morris

spouse:
Barbara-lyn Belcher

children:
Sheila Dawn Morris (deceased)

Tabbitha Lyn Morris

Sharon Robbins Morris

Rosa-Lyn Vaughan Morris