Dr. Katrina K. Morrison, Ed.D. (University of Pennsylvania), is a Policy Scientist who provides leadership and support for several projects at CRESP. She serves as PI for the HRSA-funded Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) evaluation and DHSS-funded State of Our Union: Delaware Black Girls Project and is collaborating on state policy projects including DSAAPD Vaccine Access; IES College Readiness; and DDOE Stateline Opportunity to Learn. In 2018, Dr. Morrison was awarded a UD Partnership for Public Education Fellowship to conduct research on restorative practices in K-12 schools.
Prior to her role at CRESP, Dr. Morrison worked at RFA, where she led projects on out-of-school-time programming; arts integration in high school courses; and Delaware DPAS-II teacher and specialist evaluations. She has also served as a Data Analyst for The Civil Rights Project and Consultant for CPRE’s Discipline in School Contexts Project. She has been a Lecturer in UPenn’s MSW Program and a K-12 teacher supervisor, evaluator, and classroom teacher in the School District of Philadelphia.
For over 15 years, Dr. Morrison has used action research to benefit underserved communities across different systems such as education, health, and justice. In addition to her CRESP research projects, her foci include privileging the perspectives and lived experiences of students in shaping policy and practices around K-12 school climate. She also strives to bring equity and intersectional lenses to all of her projects.