University of Tennessee

Michael (Lane) Morris

Department: Management and Entrepreneurship, Undergraduate Programs

Title: Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies & Student Affairs and Ergen Professor in Business


Lee University, B.S. Chemistry/Biology

School of Theology, M.Div.

University of Tennessee, Ph.D.

453 Haslam Business Building

Michael (Lane) Morris is the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Student Affairs and the Ergen Professor in Business in the Haslam College of Business. Prior to his current position, he served as the Director of the Smith Global Leadership Scholars (GLS) undergraduate program in the Haslam College of Business. He has also served as a department head and former director of the Human Resource Management M.S. degree program at Haslam. Morris’ corporate experience includes working as a metallurgical R&D special projects engineer for Teledyne Firth Sterling.

Morris is also a Core Faculty member and Executive Leadership Development Coach for the Executive MBA programs in The Haslam College of Business. He is a past president of the Academy of Human Resource Development. Morris’ research interests include: Human Centered Leadership, Human Centered Design, Strategic HR, Leadership Development & Executive Coaching, Work/life Harmony, Assessment of performance-based intervention programs, and Stress/Health/Wellness. His interdisciplinary work has appeared in top-tier journals such as Organizational Research Methods, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Family Relations, and others. Morris serves on numerous editorial boards like the Academy of Management Learning & Education, Family Relations, and Human Resource Development Quarterly. He has professional certifications and credentials from the National Council on Family Relations and IDEO.