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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:

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Office Hours:

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  • Note that office hours change per semester
  • Email me and we can arrange a time

Educational Background


Professional Experience

Tenure at Georgian Court University:
  • Tenured Full Professor teaching physics and astronomy
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)
  • Solid State Physics (XAFS at Brookhaven National Lab) in the past
  • Gender issues in science
  • Currently: Introductory Physics and Astronomy
Service to the University:
  • Coordinator of Georgian Court University (GCU) NASA Science Outreach (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
  • 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 (2021-2023)
  • VIRTUS trained, background-checked, certified to work with children – since 2004

Research / Creativity Interest Area


Additional Information

Awards and Grants:
  • IOP Trusted Peer-Reviewer Award
  • 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)
  • My educational research has been granted GCU IRRB/IRB approval.


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