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Dr. Michael Morris is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of New Haven, where he received the University’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1985 and 2008. His 1993 study, “Program Evaluators and Ethical Challenges” (published in Evaluation Review) was the first national survey examining the ethical conflicts faced by evaluators. A former chair of the American Evaluation Association’s Ethics Committee, he co-edited an issue of New Directions for Evaluation devoted to “Current and Emerging Ethical Challenges in Evaluation.” His work has appeared in many journals, including the American Journal of Evaluation, Evaluation and Program Planning, Social Policy, American Journal of Community Psychology, Sociology and Social Research, and The American Sociologist. He is co-author of Poverty and Public Policy (Greenwood Press, 1986), co-editor of Myths about the Powerless (Temple University Press, 1996), and has authored several invited book chapters, including one on ethics in The International Handbook of Educational Evaluation (2003). He was editor of AJE’s Ethical Challenges column from 1998-2004, and is currently on the Editorial Advisory Board of New Directions for Evaluation. For the past four decades he has worked as an organizational consultant for a variety of human-services and public-sector agencies, and currently serves as an evaluator for the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. His most recent book, Evaluation Ethics for Best Practice, was published by Guilford Press. In 2017 Dr. Morris received the Outstanding Educator Award from Division 27 (Community Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.