M. Lane Morris has been appointed the Skinner Professor in Management at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The professorship was made possible by an estate gift from the late Sarah E. Skinner of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Morris is a professor in the Department of Management and has served as a faculty member at the University of Tennessee for 20 years. He is director of the Global Leadership Scholars undergraduate honors program in UT’s College of Business Administration.
Prior to this role, Morris was head of the human resource development program and the graduate program director of human resource management.
Additionally, Morris has been very active in the broader academic community. He is the past president of the Academy of Human Resource Development and is a member of several prominent editorial boards on management and human resources.
Morris’s research is focused on topics including employee work/life balance, the evaluation of performance-related training programs, and leadership development.