Elizabeth (Liddy) Morris

Elizabeth (Liddy) Morris

Cohort: 2019


Higher Education

Research Interest

Postsecondary access and success for minoritized students, P-20 Educational Equity, Critical Pedagogies, QuantCrit

Elizabeth (Liddy) Morris

A political scientist by training and a teacher by trade, Elizabeth (Liddy) Morris is interested in the intersection of theory and practice as it relates to improving postsecondary access and success for minoritized students.  Drawing on her decade of experience as a classroom educator and school leader, Liddy’s research interests focus on issues of equity in the P-20 educational pipeline, and the role Research-Practice Partnerships and critical pedagogies play in student success outcomes. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with minors in Biological Sciences and Latin American and Caribbean Studies from the University of Chicago, as well as a Master’s degree in Education Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is a graduate of the Urban School Leaders Collaborative at UTSA.


Professional Experience:


Mathematics Facilitator (Braination, INC., 2018-2019)

Secondary Mathematics and Social Studies Teacher (San Antonio Independent School District, 2010-2018)


Texas Principal Certificate

Professional Development and Appraisal System Certificate (Texas)

Instructional Leadership Development Certificate (Texas)

Texas 7-12 Mathematics Teaching Certificate 

Texas 7-12 Social Studies Teaching Certificate

Texas Generalist 4-8 Teaching Certificate

Gifted and Talented Trained


English, Spanish

Honors and Awards:

USC Rossier Dean's Research Grant $5000, 2021: Principal Investigator for Funding the Future: Understanding Youth Researcher Experiences Addressing Racialized Inequities in Community Capital Access

Master Teacher, San Antonio Independent School District, 2017-2018

Teach For America/XITO Institute Culturally Responsive Teaching Fellowship, 2014-2015

Brackenridge Foundation Scholarship, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2012

Odyssey Scholarship, University of Chicago, 2008-2010

Phi Beta Kappa Community Scholarship, Swarthmore College, 2006

McCabe Scholarship Alternate, Swarthmore College, 2006

Selected Publications

  • Morris, Elizabeth A. 2010. “Island Biogeography and Continental Habitats: Evaluating the Importance of Species-Area Relationships in Terrestrial Conservation Efforts.” Triple Helix: Science in Society Review 9(1).

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