Professor, Regents Executive Officer for Entrepreneurship
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University
Robin Morris serves as the executive officer for entrepreneurship, overseeing the University’s strategic efforts for student start-ups, campus activities centered around entrepreneurship and related degree programs. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Morris served as the Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation guiding the university during the first half of the strategic plan’s implementation. He is Regent’s Professor of Psychology at Georgia State University and is the past Vice President for Research, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Georgia State. He currently holds faculty research appointments in the Center for Research on Atypical Development and Learning and GSU/Georgia Tech Center for Advanced Brain Imaging, and is an Associate Faculty in the Neurosciences Institutes. Dr. Morris received his B.A. from Emory University, M.S. from Trinity University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Florida. He has published widely and has federal grant awards from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and the U.S. Department of Education.
Current Research – My scholarly work has focused on the biological and environmental factors that impact developing cognitive, learning and language systems in typically developing children and adults, and those with atypical development or acquired neurological disorders (including dyslexia, autism, ADHD, SLI, mitochondrial disease, brain tumors, TBI). My current projects include intervention studies focused on studying treatment outcomes of children and adults with dyslexia and reading disabilities, and related projects focused on using state-of-the-art technology to provide reading instruction where there are limited instructional resources (http://www.curiouslearning.org). I am currently the PI of a multi-site NIH P01 grant and Oak Foundation supported project focused on understanding those neuropsychological, experimental cognitive, behavioral, and/or neuroimaging (including fMRI, DTI, morphology) of over 250 children with reading disabilities, attentional disorders and language impairments, which are focused on predicting both developmental outcomes, but also multimodal predictors of response to treatment, with a particular interest in treatment resistance.