John Morris


NTT Instructor, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

503-838-8336 |

Why I chose WOU

I like the size of the campus and friendliness of the students.

At WOU since



Writing, running, and bicycling.



Office Hours

   9-9:45 am 
I am also available by appointment.

Course schedule

Winter 2020

What you will do and learn in my courses

I believe in the power of critical thinking and problem solving. Everything I teach has some element of independent thought and reasoning. I believe that clear and factual verbal and written communication are essential within the business world, as my student I will expect you to do your best in both and will gladly offer assistance upon request. 


BS in Business Administration, University of Kansas, 1980

Executive MBA, International Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1991

Teaching focus

Management topics including leadership, organizational behavior, and strategy.

Professional experience

Twenty-nine years experience in progressive management responsibilities in numerous industries prior to teaching including manufacturing, retailing, wholesaling, insurance, healthcare, and consumer electronics. Currently a member of the undergraduate and graduate faculty for Oregon State University (since 2009), undergraduate and graduate faculty for Western Oregon University (since 2015), and an advisory committee member of Chemeketa Management Program.

Awards and honors

Quality Matters for online course design, 2014, 2016 (2x), 2017

Graduate courses taught

Business Analysis and Communication, Organizational Leadership, Advanced Strategic Management, Organizational Leadership Capstone I and II

Undergraduate courses taught

Strategic Management, Integrative Strategic Experience, Organization Behavior, Professional Development

Publications and Presentations

Strategic Management 2e, 2018


Business Writing Style Guide, 2018, co-author with J. Zwart

Professional memberships

Society for Human Resource Management

American Society for Training and Development

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