Maria Morrison, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.
Mondays 10 a.m. - 12 noon (office)
Criminology: Nature of Crime (CCJ 2150)
Ph.D., Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
M.S.W., University of Alabama
Support services to individuals in prison and recently released from prison.
Trauma, incarceration, and the reentry process.
Publications and Media Placements
Morrison, M. & Drake, B. Foster children of incarcerated parents: A longitudinal nationwide
[Invited revision] Sohn, Y., Drake, B., Morrison, M. & Jonson-Reid, M. (2021). In what kinds of communities do people on the sex offender registry live? An analysis of ten states. Children and Youth Services Review.
Drake, B., Jonson-Reid, M., Gandarilla Ocampo, M., Morrison, M., & Dvalishvili, D. (2020). A practical framework for considering the use of predictive risk modeling in child welfare. American Academy of Political and Social Science.
Morrison, M., Pettus-Davis, C., Renn, T., Veeh, C. & Weatherly, C. (2019). What trauma looks like for incarcerated men: A study of men’s lifetime trauma exposures in two state prisons. Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders and Treatment.
Honors and Awards
Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award. Funded by: National Institute
of Mental Health, Grant 1F31MH129081-01A1
National Research Service Award. Funded by: National Institute of Mental Health, Grant T32MH019960
Professional Organizations and Associations
Society for Social Work Research
Community Work and Service
Dr. Morrison is a social worker at the Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit human rights organization that provides legal services to individuals in prison serving unjust sentences. She provides direct services to clients while incarcerated and following release.