John Morris

Senior Instructor

Office: 541-737-8945

Austin Hall

Austin Hall 360

2751 SW Jefferson Way

2751 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
1990-91: University of Nebraska at Omaha, Executive MBA, International focus
1976-1980: University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, BS - Business Administration

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Affiliated with: 
College of Business
Research/Career Interests: 

John Morris has been an instructor in the College of Business since 2009. Prior to joining OSU, he held a variety of leadership, project management, human resource, and consulting roles in industry. He has worked with commercial and non-profit as well as private and public organizations in consumer electronics, computer systems and services, healthcare, insurance, retailing, and soft drink bottling. He has served on the Board and as Board President for numerous non-profits including The Arc of Benton County, The Corvallis Arts Center, and the Mid-Valley Bicycle Club. He is a member of Chemeketa Community College’s Management Advisory Council.

Courses Taught: 
  • BA 347 International Business
  • BA 352 Managing Individuals and Teams (organizational behavior)
  • BA 353 Professional Development
  • BA 466 Integrated Strategic Experience (strategic management)
  • BA 469 Strategic Management and Business Policy (writing intensive)
  • BA 512 Business Analysis and Communication (planned 2015Wi)
  • BA 569 Advanced Strategic Management
  • BA 611 Managing Business Ethics
  • BA 615 Strategic Leadership
  • BA 640 Organizational Leadership
  • MGMT 575 MBA Capstone I (organization leadership)
  • MGMT 576 MBA Capstone II (organization leadership)
Beyond OSU
  • 2009-present: Oregon State University, Corvallis OR
  • 1996-2009: Hewlett-Packard Company, Corvallis OR
  • 1992-1996: Alliant Health Systems, Louisville KY
  • 1989-1992: Mutual of Omaha Insurance Companies, Omaha NE
  • 1988-1989: PACE Membership Warehouse, Denver CO
  • 1983-1988: Richman Gordman Department Stores, Kansas City KS and Omaha NE
  • 1980-1983: Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Mid-America, Lenexa KS
Professional Affiliations: 
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources from Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), lifetime certification
  • American Society for Training and Development
Honors and Awards: 
  • Quality Matters certifications (about QM) for BA 569 (2014), BA 353 (2016), BA 466 (2016), MGMT 575 (2017)
  • Newcomb Associate Award (2011) Oregon State University College of Business

UAOSU College of Business Union Representative, 2021 to present

Personal Interests: 

John has been a lifelong learner and is an exercise enthusiast. He has completed an Ironman distance triathlon, three half Ironman triathlons, more than a dozen marathons, has been a member of an endurance cycling team, completed multiple century and double century cycling events, and enjoys hiking, backpacking, and walking with his family, friends, and dogs. He has four children and three grandchildren (and counting). He manages a small real estate rental business with his wife, actively practices anti-racism, and is active in his community and the faculty Union.


Started a second career in teaching in 2009 following 13-years at Hewlett-Packard. In addition to supervising student internships and orienting new faculty, John coordinates and teaches the Strategic Management capstone; he also teaches Organizational Behavior, International Business, and sometimes course in the Graduate Program of the College. He has experience in face-to-face, hybrid, online, and large enrollment teaching environments and has worked extensively with foreign language learners. He was named a Newcomb Associate winner for his faculty work, has received four Quality Matters (QM) certifications for online course development, and is a certified QM Peer Reviewer. He has authored an OER textbook on Strategic Management and co-authored another on Business Writing Style Guide.

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