Skip NavigationMAIN MENU
Anne Tabor Morris

Dr. Anne Tabor-Morris

Professor of Physics, Astronomy Professor


School of Arts and Sciences


Mathematics, Physics, Computer and Earth Science

Office Location:

Jeffries Hall Room 142

Office Hours:

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays (Rm 142 JH) 11am-12:30pm
  • Monday & Wednesdays LIVE (Room 165 JH or Room 142) 6:30pm-7pm
  • Other times by appointment LIVE or on Zoom (email me for appointment and/or Zoom link).
  • See:
  • MORE DETAILS BELOW (keep scrolling)

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Physics, University of Notre Dame
  • B.S. Engineering Physics, Lehigh University
  • M.A.T. Education, Georgian Court University, enroll, graduation date 2026

Professional Experience

Tenure at Georgian Court University:
  • Tenured Full Professor teaching astronomy and physics. Hired in Fall 1994
Research Areas (see more detail in the Research/Creativity Interest section below):
  • Physics and Astronomy Education Research
  • X-ray based physics
  • X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) and powder X-ray Diffraction (XRD)
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • Gender issues in science
  • Solid State Physics (XAFS at Brookhaven National Lab) in the past
Service to the University:
  • Coordinator of Georgian Court University (GCU) NASA Science Outreach and NJ NASA Space Grant representative (2015-present)
  • Girls Involved in Science and Technology (GIST) for middle/high school-instructor (2007-present)
  • Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society – campus chapter faculty advisor (2004-present)
  • Sigma Zeta Natural Sciences & Mathematics Honor Society- campus chapter faculty advisor (2013-present)
  • Current committee work: General Education Committee, Diversity Committee
Society Membership and Service:
  • American Astronomical Society (AAS) – Education Specialist
  • American Physical Society (APS) of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) – Full member, member of Mid-Atlantic section (Secretary 2015-2018), and Physics Education Research division
  • American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) – Full member, elected Member-at-large of regional executive committee (2014-2016, 2019-2021), and member of NJ, Southeast PA, and Central PA.
  • American Meteorological Society (AMS) – Board-certified full member (since 1995) and elected to Education Outreach board for the American Meteorological Society and Louis J. Battan  (K-12) children’s book awards judge (2013-2017, 2017-2019,2020-2024)
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) – Full member
  • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) – Full member
Service to the Community:
  • Reviewer, National Science Foundation (NSF) (2017, 2020, 2021)
  • Peer-reviewer for NSTA Science Scope Journal (, AAPT’s The Physics Teacher (TPT), Springer’s Journal of Science Education and Technology (JOST), European Journal of Physics (EJP)
  • Contributor to Educational Testing Service (ETS) Middle School and Elementary School Science Praxis (2019-2020)
  • Contributor to Paul Hewitt’s Conceptual Physics textbook (2019-2020)
  • Alan Alda Center for Science Communication Flame Challenge participant
  • Virtual science fair judge for:
    • Army eCYBERMISSION [grades 6-9] – Spring 2016 – present
    • NASA Conrad [middle/high school] – Fall 2013-Spring 2014
    • Sigma Xi [college & graduate school] – Fall 2013
  • Girls Scouts of America, leader (starting 2001) and lifetime member
  • Boy Scouts of America, assistant leader (starting 2021)
  • VIRTUS trained, background-checked, certified to work with children – since 2004

Research / Creativity Interest Area


Additional Information

Awards and Grants:
  • Georgian Court University Teaching-Technology Award (2015)
  • Georgian Court University Provost’s summer grant – for Physics Education Research (2014)
  • Sisters of Mercy Grants : Earth – for Discovery Garden (2004 and 2005)
  • Wachovia Bank’s Ann Talcott Grant – for Discovery Garden (2004)
  • Ocean First Bank Grant – for Discovery Garden (2001)
  • PT3 Education Grant from NJ State Department of Education (2001) w/Georgian Court University School of Education – meteorology teaching in local middle schools
  • National Science Foundation Grant (2001) – for research/teaching instrumentation (Award #0116966)
  • Cottrell College Science Scholar (1997) Research Corporation Award (Award #CC4373)


Share This Page

We use cookies and similar technologies to understand our visitors’ experiences. By continuing to use this website, you agree to this condition of use. For further information please see our privacy policy.