Vernon Morris 

Professor, Arizona State University, AGU Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee member

Dr. Morris is a Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences and the Director of the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Arizona State University.  Prior to coming to ASU, Dr. Morris was a Professor and Founding Director of the Atmospheric Sciences Program at Howard University.  His research focuses on the chemical evolution of atmospheric particulate during transport in the lower troposphere and the implications to aerobiology, chemistry, and climate.  He has served as the Chief Scientist for twelve oceanic field expeditions in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Southern Oceans.    

Dr. Morris has published over 75 publications, ranging from quantum chemistry of stratospheric free radicals to environmental justice and delivered over 100 invited talks and national conference presentations.  Dr. Morris has earned numerous recognitions including the AGU’s Presidential Citation for Science and Society (2020), the AMS Charles Anderson Award (2017), and election as a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (2016). 


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