Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1975
Background: After completing degrees at the University of Maine, Purdue, and the University of Wisconsin and serving in the Peace Corps in Brazil, Dr. Morse was a faculty member at South Dakota State University and the Ohio State University before joining the department in 1989.
He had extension, research and teaching responsibilities in community and regional economics, with a focus on regional economic impact analysis and the retention and expansion of existing businesses.
From July 2002 to July 2007, he was Associate Dean and Director for the University of Minnesota Extension, helping shift Minnesota Extension to a unique regional delivery model with field educator specialization, a change now being adopted by other states.
The Minnesota Response: Cooperative Extension’s Money and Mission Crisis
describes the changes in Minnesota Extension’s delivery model and its impact on program quality, access, scholarship, and public support.
For an overview and what readers are saying check the link on the right. You can also download a free copy of the full PDF (4.0 MB).
Extension Economics Notes: Cost Recovery and Program Business Planning
These Notes, written for non-economists, discuss economic issues in developing and delivering Cooperative Extension Service outreach programs. Link on the right.
Current projects: Benefit cost analysis of public libraries; Cost recovery in Extension; Regionalization and specialization in Extension; Public value of Extension programs