Business Analytics and Information Systems — Information Systems — Public Administration
Stephen  Morris

Stephen Morris

Term Associate Professor

Stephen Morris, Associate Professor and Program Director of the M.S. in Information Systems program, is a graduate of USF’s School of Education Doctoral Program whose forward-thinking research focuses on the use of technology in education. Dr. Morris explores how various technologies can help students better understand ideas, improve their critical thinking and analytic skills, and approach business problems/decision-making from a more informed perspective.

Since 1993, Professor Morris has been teaching USF students quantitative business analysis, decision modeling, information and communication systems and management, systems in organizations, applied mathematics and statistics for business. Prior to teaching, he held management positions in the newspaper industry on both coasts.

Dr. Morris is an advocate of immersing oneself in San Francisco, a city that is truly at the forefront of innovative, applied technologies. Through immersion, he believes, his students are more likely to act on their newfound knowledge of systems, telecommunications, management and analytics, in more meaningful and humanistic ways, integrating effective learning technologies into the communities that need them most.


Ed.D., Learning and Instruction, School of Education, University of San Francisco, 2010
Doctoral Program, School of Information Management & Systems, University of California at Berkeley, 1995 - 2001
M.B.A., Emphasis in Telecommunications, University of San Francisco, 1991
B.A., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1977

Courses Offered
  • The following courses represent the last 3 years of teaching and do not represent the current course offerings.

The following list is a selection of recent publications and does not represent the entire body of research.

A Comparison of Learning Outcomes in a Traditional Lecture-based versus Blended Course Using a Business Simulation with High Cognitive Load, dissertation, University of San Francisco, 2010

Honors & Awards

Center for Instructional Technology Innovation Award, USF, 2006

Outstanding Teaching Award, USF School of Management, 2002

Outstanding Service Award, McLaren School of Business, USF, 1997

Outstanding Service Award, MBA Alumni Society, USF, 1993

Dean's Service Award, McLaren School of Business, USF, 1991


Former President, University of San Francisco MBA Alumni Society

Stephen Morris, University of San Francisco School of Management