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Tracy Morris

Associate Provost for Academic Personnel

Tracy Morris Profile

304-293-2021 210 Stewart Hall (Morgantown)

As associate provost for academic personnel, Dr. Tracy Morris oversees the promotion and tenure process for the University, including Health Sciences, and is responsible for processes relating to academic hiring, sabbatical leaves, salary enhancements and grievances. She also develops and supports leadership development efforts across the main and regional campuses. 

Prior to her appointment as associate provost, Morris served as dean of the College of Education and Human Services where she was integral in efforts leading up to the formation of the new College of Applied Human Sciences. She served the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences in several administrative leadership roles including chair of the Department of Psychology; associate dean for research, graduate studies and outreach; interim director of the School of Social Work; and senior advisor for leadership development. 

Morris joined the faculty in the Department of Psychology in 1993. She has a distinguished record of teaching, research, and service—being named an Eberly Distinguished Professor both for Outstanding Teaching and Leadership Development and having received WVU’s Benedum Distinguished Scholar Award. For much of her career Morris’ primary research focus was in the area of developmental psychopathology, with a special interest in social behavior including the influence of parenting and peer-relations on the development, maintenance and expression of social anxiety. In more recent years, her scholarly activity has focused on leadership development, including a national longitudinal investigation of the background and experiences of academic administrators.