Environmental Programs

Dr. Donald E. Morris

Adjunct Professor - Laboratory Support Staff

Office: Trustee Science Center
Phone: (417)-873-6981
E-Mail: dmorris@drury.edu 

Dr. Donald E. Morris, an Adjunct Professor and Laboratory Support Specialist, received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1967 and did post-doctoral research at Stanford University. He is experienced in catalysis research and has had over 30 years' experience as an industrial chemist, managing a department of 60 people and providing support to four manufacturing plants of a multi-national chemical company. Dr. Morris is the inventor/co-inventor of 13 U.S. patents and numerous foreign patents, is the author of 14 publications, and has made 18 external presentations.

Dr. Morris has been on the staff at Drury University for 5 years.  His work in the environmental programs includes teaching the Environmental Chemistry lab. Having spent 31 years in the chemical industry and providing analytical support to some of the environmental personnel in our plants during some of those years,  Dr. Morris’ approach has been and is to try to acquaint students with the chemistry related to environmental issues associated with chemical plants, household chemicals, and society in general.  Consequently, a major emphasis of this lab is to familiarize the student with some of the analytical methods used to measure or monitor certain environmental issues in our society today.