Staff, Researchers & Board

Morrison Institute’s researchers are recognized as some of Arizona’s most experienced and insightful policy analysts. Their extensive backgrounds span both the public and private sectors, and encompass policy development at the local, state, and national levels. Arizona State University faculty members and experts from throughout the United States also contribute regularly to the Institute’s research and public outreach. Such experience ensures that Morrison Institute’s work is balanced, realistic, and objective.

Sue Clark-Johnson
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Sue Clark-Johnson

Executive Director

Nancy Welch

Associate Director

 

Research Areas

-Arts and culture
-Workforce development

-Employment


Richard Toon, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Research

 

Research Areas

-Public understanding of science

-Criminal justice
-Museums and culture

-Education and informal learning


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Policy Analysts/Fellows and Assistants

Yuri Artibise

Senior Research Analyst

 

Research Areas

-American Indian Policy
-Arts and culture
-Intergovernmental relations

David Berman, Ph.D.

Senior Research Fellow

 

Research Areas

-Intergovernmental relations
-Elections
-Budgeting
-Governing issues



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Grady Gammage

Senior Research Fellow

 

Research Areas

-Land use law

-History of urban development

-Historic preservation

-Aesthetic regulation

-State trust land

-Water resources

-Legislative decisionmaking

Bill Hart

Senior Policy Analyst

 

Research Areas

-Crime, corrections, and criminal justice

-Public mental health care

-Poverty and homelessness


Richard Toon, Ph.D.

Senior Policy Analyst

 

Research Areas

-Public understanding of science

-Criminal justice
-Museums and culture

-Education and informal learning

Andrea Whitsett

 

Policy Research Assistant

 




Media Contact and Office Staff

Nicole Haas


Communications Manager

 

Media Contact

602-496-0202 (office)

Suzanne Ernstein


Business Manager

 

Contact regarding billing issues

 

 

 


Cherylene Schick


Computer Documentation Specialist, Principal

 

Contact regarding ordering publications or the mailing list database

 

 


Policy Research Associates

Heather Campbell, Ph.D.

School of Public Affairs, ASU
MPA Director, College of Public Programs

 

Research Areas

-Public Policy Analysis
-Regression Methods
-Public Utility Regulation
-Environmental Regulation

 

Patricia Gober

Department of Geography
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

Research Areas

-Demographic Trends
-Urban Environment
-Geography of Phoenix

 


John Hall, Ph.D.

Professor, ASU School of Public Affairs

 

Research Areas

-Urban Issues, Regions, Megapolitan and Citistate Development

-Community Resilience

-Governance Capacity and Intergovernmental Relations

-Health and Human Services

Tom Rex

Associate Director, Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research
WP Carey School of Business/ASU

 

Research Area

-Arizona Economic Trends and Demographics

 

Howard Sullivan, Ph.D.

Psychology in Education
College of Education/ASU

 

Research Areas

-Program evaluation
-Education
-Instructional Development

 

Winner of 2002 Outstanding Doctoral Mentor
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Board of Advisors

Chris Herstam
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Dr. Judy Jolley Mohraz

Chair, Morrison Institute Board of Advisors President/CEO Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

 

 


The Honorable Carolyn Allen
Senator, District 8
Arizona State Senate

Ms. Betsey Bayless
Chief Executive Officer
Maricopa Integrated Health System


Mr. Jack DeBolske
Former Executive Director
League of Arizona Cities & Towns

Dr. Robert Denhardt
Director, School of Public Affairs
Arizona State University

Mr. Ed Fox
Vice President
Communications, Environment and Safety
APS

Dr. Debra Friedman
University Vice President and Dean, College of Public Programs
Arizona State University

Dr. Mernoy Harrison
Vice President and Executive Vice Provost, DPC
Arizona State University

Mr. Jay Heiler
Vice President/Managing Director
APCO Worldwide

Mr. Chris Herstam
Government Relations Director
Lewis and Roca

Mr. Mike Hutchinson
Retired City Manager
City of Mesa

The Honorable Bill Konopnicki
Representative, District 5
State of Arizona

Mrs. Linda Mazon Gutierrez
President of Board
Hispanic Women's Corporation

Dr. Judy Mohraz
President/CEO
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

Ms. Cathy McKee Oleson
Former Vice President of Community Investment
General Dynamics C4 Systems

Mr. Richard Morrison
Attorney
Salmon, Lewis & Weldon

Mr. Dick Silverman
General Manager
Salt River Project

Ms. Mary Upchurch
Principle Partner
RockCreek Innovations

Mr. John Whiteman
Chair
Whiteman Foundation

Mr. John Zidich
President and Publisher
The Arizona Republic



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