Department of English & Humanities

Ms. Frances Morris

Assistant Professor
Baird Hall, Room 215E



B.S., CollegeTeaching/Language Arts
Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK

B.S., Medical Technology
Missouri Southern State College, Joplin, MO

Professional Experience

2012-Present, Assistant Professor
2005-2012, Instructor
2003-2005, Adjunct Instructor
Rogers State University, Claremore, OK

  • Courses taught: Composition I, Composition II, and Basic Writing

2002-2005, Adjunct Instructor
Tulsa Community College-West Campus, Tulsa, OK

  • Courses taught: two classes of Composition I each semester

1985-2000, Self-employed on a ranch in Ramona, OK
Mother of two unique sons, owned and operated large cattle ranch (110 cows), raised show quality English bulldogs and sold them worldwide.

1983-1984, Medical Technologist
Collinsville Memorial Hospital Laboratory, Collinsville, OK

1978-1982, Medical Technologist II
Oklahoma Children’s Memorial Hospital, OKC, OK

1974-1978, Medical Technologist
1973-1974, Acting Supervisor of Microbiology Department
Boone County Hospital, Columbia, MO

Professional Service

  • 2005-present writing faculty member
  • 2005-present plagiarism task force
  • 2007 Faculty Development Committee
  • 2005-present Gay/Straight Alliance faculty co-advisor
  • 2005- 2006 Black History Month Planning Committee
  • 2006 International Student Union Advisory Committee

Professional Conference

  • February 28-March 3, 2007 attended AWP Conference in Atlanta, GA
  • February 14, 2007 presented a paper titled "Electric Arcs: Character Development in Buffy the Vampire Slayer” at the Pop Culture Conference in Albuquerque, NM
  • October 5-6 attended the Thomson Wadsworth National Developmental English Workshop in Las Vegas, NV
  • November 3, 2006 attended the Oklahoma Women in Higher Education Maximizing the Leadership in YOU in Oklahoma City, OK
  • May 28, 2006 presented a paper titled "What Willow Wants: Moral Choices, Right and Wrong” at   Gordon College’s Whedon conference in Barnesville, GA.
  • November 11-12, 2004 attended the OKAIDE annual conference in Tulsa, OK.


  • Assisted in editing the 7th edition of The Guide to College Writing, 2000.
  • Forthcoming: Reality in Fiction in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: "Electric Arcs: Moral Choices Sparked by Connections”