Southern Illinois University Promotes Marc Morris to Dean of the College of Business and Analytics

Marc E. Morris has been selected to serve as the permanent dean of the College of Business and Analytics at Southern Illinois University. He has held the position in the interim since January 2023.

Dr. Morris first joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University as an instructor in 2004. Four years later, he was promoted to assistant professor of accounting with a joint appointment in the Simmons Law School. He has held the rank of full professor for the past three years. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses in taxation, accounting, business, finance, and law. As a scholar, he conducts research into the role of ethics, law, and accounting, and how they interact with, influence, and affect society.

During his 20 year tenure with the university, Dr. Morris has held numerous leadership roles including director of the School of Accountancy, associate provost for academic administration, and co-acting provost. Prior to his transition to academia, he had an extensive background in business consulting, accounting, law, and finance.

Dr. Morris is a three-time graduate of Southern Illinois University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in university studies with an emphasis in business administration, a master of business administration degree specializing in finance, and a Ph.D. in business administration with a focus on accountancy. He also holds a juris doctorate from the University of Wisconsin.

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