UF professor recognized for dedication to entrepreneurship

Published: August 7 2014


GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A University of Florida professor received a national Dedication to Entrepreneurship award this week.

Michael H. Morris, academic director of the Warrington College of Business Administration’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, was recognized by the Academy of Management at its 2014 convention.

According to the academy’s website, award winners have “exhibited a long-term pattern of exceptional activities that have significantly advanced the development and/or visibility of the field of entrepreneurship.”

The career award celebrates Morris’ many scholarly, curricular and community engagement initiatives, including his founding of the Experiential Classroom, now in its 15th year of bringing together entrepreneurship faculty to share best practices, and his development of the Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in South Africa program, which is in its 16th year of connecting students with poverty-stricken entrepreneurs in Cape Town.

Morris, who joined UF’s faculty last year, said he was delighted to win.

“It was very humbling,” he said. “It’s especially meaningful when your professional peers honor you in this way.”


WRITER: Julia Glum, jglum@ufl.edu

CONTACT: Michael Morris, michael.morris@warrington.ufl.edu, 352-273-0329