PARTNER, BOARD DIRECTOR
Andrea Morris, Ph.D. has a twenty-five-year history working to create systems for sound policy making in and on-behalf of urban communities. She understands and recognizes the relationship between resilient outcomes and the process by which they are formulated and believes that collaboration between public, private and academia is the underpinning for effective, responsive, and resilient policies. Her work involves identifying and mitigating vulnerabilities and risks and exploring and advancing economic opportunities that include social, educational, technical, and physical impacts.
As an educator, Andrea believes that exposing students to real-world issues that demonstrate the connectedness of sectors will equip and prepare them as leaders of organizations that can establish policies, plans and programs that are engaging and effective. She also asserts that colleges and universities have a unique role in the health and stability of communities. Not only in knowledge transfer and skill building but also as an employer, a business attractor, and a convenor of minds around societal issues and opportunities. She has presented at local, regional, and national meetings and conferences, has been a featured guest on Federal News Network, WAMU, and the Kojo Nnamdi show and interviewed by the “The Washington Post”, “The Washington Business Journal”, ADC360, and Marketwise.
PhD, Public Policy, George Mason University
MA, Urban Studies, Long Island University
BS, Public Affairs, Indiana University at Indianapolis
Areas of Expertise
Student Support Service
Community Engagement and Partnerships
APPAM DC Regional Student Conference, Discussant. George Mason University, April 2017.
Cybersecurity and Inter-Sectorial Jurisdictional Issues, Moderator. Virginia Tech, Arlington, VA. August 2015.
Normative Dimension of Resilience Conference, The Living Lab Model. Virginia Tech,
Arlington, VA. October 2014.
MEMA Conference, Consequence Management for Critical Infrastructure Failures.
Ocean City, MD. May 2014.
Cyber for Emergency Managers, Alexandria, VA. March 2014.
BRAC Community Forum, Warner Robbins, GA. May 2013.
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and the Quantico-Belvoir Regional Business Alliance BRAC Update Part II, What Comes Next: How the Private Sector is Gearing Up. Panel Member. Belvoir, VA. April 2010.
Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Northern Virginia Regional Meeting: The Arlington BRAC Project. McLean, VA, March 2009.
BRAC Workforce Summit: Wiring BRAC: Catalyzing Regional Economic Development.
Tampa, FL, March 2008.
BRAC Workforce Summit: Data Driven Strategies for BRAC Employment Implications.
St. Louis, MO, January 2007.