Laura Morris, Ed.D., Assistant Professor

Laura MorrisDr. Laura Morris is an Assistant Professor in the Recreation, Sport Leadership & Tourism Management program. She earned a B.S. and M.S. in Recreation and Sport Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Ed.D from East Carolina University in Higher Education Administration. She has taught a variety of recreation and sport classes at UNCW. In 2013, Dr. Morris was awarded the Lecturer of the Year honor at UNCW. 

Her research interests include leisure behavior, recreation/leisure in relation to life-long health and well-being, happiness/positive psychology, and recreational sport and college student development.

As a practitioner, Dr. Morris spent several years working full-time in the recreation field as the Assistant Director of Intramural Sports and Special Events at East Carolina University.