Elizabeth (Liddy) Morris

  • 2019


Research Assistant

Research Concentration

  • K-12 Education Policy

Research Interest

P-16 Educational Equity, QuantCrit, Secondary and postsecondary education outcomes for minoritized students
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Elizabeth (Liddy) Morris

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As a K-12 practitioner and political scientist, I am interested in the intersection of theory and practice as it relates to improving postsecondary education access and success for minoritized students.  Drawing on my decade of experience as a classroom educator and school leader, my research interests focus on issues of equity in the P-16 educational pipeline, and the roles macro-level (state reforms) and micro-level (classroom practices) policies play in shaping student success outcomes.  I frequently employ mixed methods in my work, and specialize in econometric and historiographical approaches to analysis.  I hold 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 am a graduate of the Urban School Leaders Collaborative at UTSA.

Awards and Grants

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 with Co-PI Jaymon Ortega

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