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English & Humanities Faculty

Ms. Frances Morris

Assistant Professor
Baird Hall, Room 215E
918-343-7718
fmorris@rsu.edu

 

Education

  • B.S., CollegeTeaching/Language Arts
    Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK
    2002
  • B.S., Medical Technology
    Missouri Southern State College, Joplin, MO
    1972

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.

Publications

  • 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”