Saint Louis University
Geoffrey F. Morrison, Ph.D., Emeritus


phone: 314-977-2330

Degree: Ph.D. U.S. History
Saint Louis University

Degree: M.A. U.S. History
Saint Louis University

Degree: B.S. History, English, Education
Southeast Missouri State University

Currently: Volunteer for the Catholic Church 1966 - 1998: Teacher/Administrator for the School District of Clayton 1981 - 1982: Exchange administrator with the St. Louis Public Schools as part of the area-wide desegregation program. Served as Divisional Assistant to the Superintendent. 1965 - 1966: Graduate Fellow in History at Saint Louis University 1963 - 1965: English Teacher for the Mehlville School District

"Clark, James Beauchamp 'Champ' (1850-1921).' Dictionary of Missouri Biography. Ed.Lawrence O. Christensen, William E. Foley, Gary R. Kremer, and Kenneth H. Winn. Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, 1999.

Frank Quiring and Geoffrey Morrison, A Follow-up Study of the Advanced Placement Programs in Chemistry and American History at Clayton High School, 1963-90. School District of Clayton, 1991.

"America's Ring-Tailed Roarer: Speaker of the House Champ Clark", Gateway Heritage, Missouri Historical Society, Spring, 1990.

"How to Effect School Reform", guest editorial in the St. Louis County Citizens Journal, September, 1985.

"Liddell Desegregation Case is Resolved", Clayton School News, August/September, 1983.

"Champ Clark", "David R. Francis", and "The Pendergast Machine". Contributions to The Encyclopedia of Southern History. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1980.

A Teacher's Guide to Perspectives, The Close Up Foundation, Washington, D.C., 1978.

"Champ Clark and the Rules Revolution, 1909-1910", Capitol Studies, 1974.

Honors and 
Selected by students as the Teacher of the Year at St. Louis University's School for Professional Studies, May, 2000, and May, 2008. Creation of the Dr. Geoffrey Morrison award at Clayton High School for excellence in the study of history, 1999. Awarded to the most outstanding graduating senior. Selected as one of sixteen William Robertson Coe Fellows in Twentieth Century U.S. History. Stanford University, summer, 1993. Panelist, Organization of American Historians, 1991, "Teaching Social History at the Secondary Level." Missouri's Representative to the DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest summer institute in U.S. Social History, 1989, Princeton University. This institute was directed by the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation. Honored by the Clayton High School P.T.O.'s "Spotlight on a Teacher" program, 1987. Clayton Career Ladder Level I status. 1987-1998. Recognized for teaching excellence and faculty leadership. Award of Merit, National School Public Relations Association, for the booklet, School Finance, written for the School District of Clayton while serving as Director of Community Relations, 1985. Special award from the Close Up Foundation for administrative leadership. Washington, D.C., 1979. Merit Teacher, School District of Clayton, 1968-71. Recognition for teaching excellence and leadership in student activities. Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society in History, St. Louis University, 1966. Graduate Fellowship in U.S. History, St. Louis University, 1965-1966.
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