Patricia Morrell PhD

School of Education, Professor

Patricia Morrell PhD



Franz Hall 427

My Resume/CV

Background Narrative

Tisha Morrell has had a diverse teaching background, starting as a science teacher in a large, Catholic high school in downtown Brooklyn, NY then moving to be a science and mathematics teacher in a small, public middle and high school in rural Scio, OR.  She has been working with preservice and inservice teachers at UP since 1996 and maintains her teaching certification in biology and basic mathematics.  Her research focuses on best practices for science teacher preparation, with an emphasis on professional development, but she also is involved in evaluation and curriculum development.  


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Oregon State University
  • Master of Science, Oregon State University
  • Bachelor of Science, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry


  • 2013, Mary Rellegert Forestry Education Award. Oregon Dept of Forestry & Oregon State University.
  • 2007, Distinguished Informal Science Education Award. National Science Teachers Association.
  • 2006, Award for Outstanding Service as a Board Member. Association for Science Teacher Education.
  • 2006, Award of Outstanding Leadership as Conference Chair. Association for Science Teacher Education.
  • 2003, Award for Service. National Science Teachers Association.
  • 2000, Dean's Award for Outstanding Achievement. Oregon Wood Magic, Oregon State University.
  • 1987, Distinguished Teaching Award. Action Alliance for Excellence in Education.
  • 1996, Distinguished Teacher Award. Linn-Benton Business Education Compact.


  • Please see my resume/CV above.


University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.,
Portland, Oregon 97203-5798