Thomas Robbins Morris Edit Profile
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.
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.
There is a large range of issues where Church should interact with politics in such areas as poverty and inequality, environmental issues, nuclear and chemical weapons and the harm caused by use of drugs and drinking.
The strong feature of Methodism is the role of local people take for the fabric of church buildings and manses and for the handling of money. They share with ordained ministers the role of setting direction for the churches in a particular area or 'circuit'.
Board directors Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Richmond, Virginia, 1982-1992. Member American Political Association, Omicron Delta Kappa.
Married Barbara-lyn Belcher, July 23, 1966. Children: Sheila Dawn (deceased), Tabbitha Lyn, Sharon Robbins, Rosa-Lyn Vaughan.