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Pamala V Morris

College of Agriculture Administration 

  • Assistant Dean

Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication 

  • Professor of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication
  • Professor

Office of Multicultural Programs 

  • Assistant Dean/Director of the Office of Multicultural Programs & Professor of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication

Dr. Pamala V. Morris is currently an Assistant Dean/Director of the Office of Multicultural Programs and an Associate Professor for the Department of Youth Development and Agricultural Education, in the College of Agriculture at Purdue University. As faculty, her primary focus is to inform youth and adults, on an international, national and local level, about the changing faces of our global society and to increase their understanding and appreciation of cultural differences and similarities within, among, and between groups. As Dean, she provides leadership in the area of multicultural education for faculty, staff, and students in the college. She developed and implemented two diversity awareness courses that serve as two out of three ways to fulfill a new Multicultural Understanding Requirement in the college.

Dr. Morris has been actively involved in the National Association for Multicultural Education since 2000. She served as Region 5 Director from 2004-2007 and has served as chair for the NAME Awards Committee for the last four years.

Dr. Morris also currently serves as the Project Leader for eXtension's virtual Community of Practice (CoP) "Diversity Across Higher Education". This CoP can be accessed at:

Awards & Honors

(2002) Ann Hancook Award (2001). Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service.

(2002) Appointed to the National Design Team for "Youth as Catalysts for Social Change in 20th Century America." (2001). National 4-H Council.

(2002) National Award for Diversity. USDA (2002).

Selected Publications

Building cultural competencies. (2011). In Inclusive Recreation:Programs and services for diverse populations. (1st ed., pp.39-58). Champaign, Illinois1st: Human Kinetics. Retrieved from

Morris, P. (2002). A Political Multicultural Approach for Volunteer Advisory Boards. The Journal of Volunteer Administration, 20(2), 37-43.

Morris, P. (2001). A multicultural partnership for change. Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education, 3(2), 10-Jan. Retrieved from

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