Dr. Chad T. MorrisAssistant Professor
Office: 206 Trout Hall
B.S., Anthropology/Sociology and Biology, Centre
College (Danville, KY)
M.A., Anthropology, University of Memphis
Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Kentucky
Member, Governing Council, National Association for the Practice of Anthropology
Chairperson, Ethics Committee, National Association for the Practice of Anthropology
Morris, C. (2012) Community Organizing. In S. Loue & M. Sajatovic (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health. Springer.
Morris, C. (2011). Assessing and Achieving Diversity of Participation in the Grant-Inspired Community-Based Public Health Coalition. Annals of Anthropological Practice. 35(2): 43-65.
Morris, C., Luque, J. (2011). Anthropological Insights on Effective Community-Based Coalition Practice: An Introduction. Annals of Anthropological Practice. 35(2): 1-9.
Morris, C., Luque, J., eds. (2011). Special Issue: Anthropological Insights on Effective Community-Based Coalition Practice. Annals of Anthropological Practice. 35(2).
Morris, C., Courtney, A., McDermott, R., Bryant, C.A. (2010). Grab ‘N’ Go Breakfast at School: Observations from a Pilot Program. J Nutrition Education and Behavior. 42(3): 208-9.
Morris, C. (2009). Assessing Factors Influencing Participation and Dissemination in Community-Based Public Health Coalitions: An Exploration of Social Change. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky.
Dr. Morris joined the faculty at Roanoke College in 2009. An applied medical anthropologist, he teaches courses in the department’s Anthropology and Health Care Delivery concentrations, including courses with foci on applied anthropology/community development, human foodways and nutrition, biological anthropology, global health, the anthropology of service, and introductory cultural anthropology. His dissertation research examined barriers to participation and dissemination of ideas in community-based public health coalitions. Dr. Morris continues research in this area, focusing on means of including marginalized voices in public health decision making and exploring best practices for coalition success. His current research agenda includes investigating community-driven means of reducing rates of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity in the Micronesian Republic of Palau, where he has worked alongside RC students and Palauan officials to conduct household research about dietary practice and public health promotion. He has additional research expertise in indoor environmental health, health facility design, organ and tissue donation, “tween” fitness and nutrition, immigrant access to health care, and urban and rural development initiatives.
Available as a Media resource for the following topics:
Public Health Promotion (e.g. Obesity, Smoking Cessation, and Oral Health Campaigns)
Immigrant Health Care Access/Health Inequities
Food and Culture
Willing to speak to professional, social or civic groups on:
Effective Coalition/Meeting Management (Increasing Diversity of Participation and Dissemination of Ideas)
Public Health Promotion
Effective Strategies for Community Development