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Dr. Morris Taylor

Biographical Background

Dr. Morris A. Taylor is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy Analysis at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He received his Ph. D. from Saint Louis University in Public Policy Analysis with a specialization in Social Jurisprudence. Since 1997 at SIUE, he has taught courses in public management, policy analysis, public law, program evaluation, ethics, homeland security, and public safety. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Taylor was an administrator with the Social Security Administration in St. Louis, Missouri. He has served as a St. Louis City and St. Louis County police officer during the 1970's; and senior attorney negotiator for the State Farm Insurance Companies. From 2004-2005, he served as the Ira Glasser Racial Justice Fellow for the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri. In this capacity, he investigated and conducted research on racial profiling and police misconduct. His research interests include police organizations, ethics, administrative law, and aspects of civic engagement. His most recent publication is a book chapter in Icons of Crime Fighting: Frank Serpico, published by Greenwood Press (2008). Dr. Taylor is an editor for the Journal of Public Management and Social Policy. He also is a member of the United States Attorneys' Hate Crime Task Force for Eastern Missouri; Board of Directors for St. Louis Area Regional Response System (STARRS); member of the Southwestern Illinois City Manager Association (SWICMA); ACLU of Eastern Missouri and numerous other public policy focused organizations. A few of his most recent publications include: "Public Administration: An Inefficient Pursuit and Why Public Law Makes It So" and "Quasi Theory and Data Mining: Implications for Policy Analysis, Management, and Executive Decision-Making."

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