Executive Associate Dean for Research and Innovation

Christopher Morphew
Major responsibilities  

  • Research capacity
    • Grants and Research Services Center
    • South Lindquist Space Planning
    • Center for Disability Research and Education
    • New Faculty Research Support
    • Center for Evaluation and Assessment
    • Institutional Data
    • Iowa Children's Media Lab
  • Technology
    • Educational Technology Center
    • Faculty Technology Support
    • Website and College Digital Signage
  • Innovation
    • Economic Development
    • Community Engagement
    • Corporate Partnerships
  • Liaisons 
    • Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development

About Chris Morphew

Christopher Morphew is Executive Associate Dean for Research & Innovation and Professor in the Higher Education & Student Affairs Program in the College of Education at the University of Iowa. Prior to joining the University in 2009, he held tenured positions at the University of Kansas and University of Georgia. His work focuses on issues of institutional diversity and state policy. He has published dozens of articles and book chapters in journals including the Journal of Higher Education, The Review of Higher Education, Research in Higher Education, and Higher Education Policy. He has also published articles in The Chronicle of Higher Education and Change. His most recent book (co-edited with Peter Eckel), The Privatization of the Research University: Diverse Perspectives from Across the Academy, was published in 2009 by The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Morphew serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Higher Education and Higher Education Policy. He previously served on the editorial board of The Review of Higher Education and chaired the ASHE Program Committee in 2013. He has presented in his scholarship in more than a dozen countries, including Brazil, Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Armenia, Canada, Belgium, Norway, Germany and the Czech Republic.

Professor Morphew has earned degrees from the University of Notre Dame, Harvard University, and Stanford University.