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Karen Morris

KarenMorris_smSenior Lecturer and Director of UW-Eau Claire Forensics

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I received my bachelor's in Speech Education from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma and my Master's in Communication from Texas State University-San Marcos.  I am beginning my 14th year here at UW-Eau Claire teaching courses such as Interpersonal, Public Speaking, Human Communication Theory, Persuasion and the Introduction to Forensics Course. 

In addition to teaching, I also serve as the Director of Forensics.  I've taught and directed forensics at Bradley University, Illinois State University and West Chester University.  As a forensics professional, I serve on the directing boards of both the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament and the National Forensics Association.  In addition, I am part of the staff that runs both of these National Tournaments.  My research interests lie in the area where I spend most of my time and that is Forensics.   

When I'm not traveling to a tournament, coaching students or teaching in the classroom, I'm traveling with my husband and young son to Illinois or Oklahoma to see family.  Although I've lived in about 6 different states in the United States, Wisconsin feels like home.