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Julie Morris

Teaching Professor

  • Faculty

What I do

My research focuses on improving student engagement and learning outcomes in introductory and non-major's biology courses.


biology education, plant biology, biodiversity

Professional Biography

I was trained in the fields of plant systematics and evolutionary biology, but I am currently most interested in biology education and outreach. My research focuses on strategies to improve engagement and learning effectiveness in large introductory and non-major’s biology courses. I am also actively involved in sustainability initiatives on campus, manage DU’s community garden, and advise two undergraduate student organizations -the Pioneers for Pollinators and the DU Botanical Society.


  • Ph.D., Ecology and Evolution, Kent State University, 2007
  • MS, Ecology and Evolution, Kent State University, 2002
  • BS, Biological Sciences, Colorado Mesa University, 1995