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Robert G. Morris, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminology

School of Economic, Political & Policy Sciences

UT Dallas

To me, higher education is about the development of critical thinking skills, analytical ability, and discipline in the processing and delivery of information. Everyone practices this implicitly by nature; however, it's my job to help guide students to become more systematic at it, so when they leave the University, they have an edge. Regardless of whether my students are majoring in criminology or electrical engineering, motivating this style of learning is what inspires me, and it's very exciting to watch students develop as thinkers. My goal is to give them something they can take with them for the long haul.