Interim Provost Robert Dullea, PhD, announced that Dr. Quinton Morris, Associate Professor in Performing Arts and Arts Leadership and director of Seattle University’s Chamber and Instrumental Music Program will receive the 2017 Provost's Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Endeavors.
Professor Quinton Morris is a classically-trained violinist of international acclaim whose work reflects a deep commitment to the universal language and transformational power of music. Dr. Morris’ reputation as an orchestral and chamber musician is reflected in his many collaborations and solo performances at coveted venues around the world, including sold-out performances at Carnegie Hall. Dr. Morris’ academic life includes research on 18th century African-French composer-violinist Joseph Bologne, the subject of his award-winning film project “The Breakthrough,” which featured at the Louvre in Paris. His musical innovation is reflected by his appointment to the Seattle Arts Commission and as founder of the non-profit “The Key to Change,” which offers violin study for disadvantaged and students of color in South King County.
Dr. Morris and Dr. Jennifer Loertscher, College of Science and Engineering Chemistry Department and recipient of the 2017 Provost's Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching will be recognized at the undergraduate commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 11 at KeyArena and at the Provost’s Convocation in the fall.
Dr. Dullea thanked the awards committee, chaired by Kristy Skogerboe, for their willingness to help further recognize excellence among faculty and for contributing their time and talent. The committee members were Kristy Skogerboe, PhD, College of Science and Engineering; Greg Magnan, PhD, Albers School of Business and Economics; Natasha Martin, JD, School of Law, Associate Vice President for Institutional Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer; Richard Block, MALS, MA, Lemieux Libarary; Brenda Broussard, PhD, RN, IBCLC, College of Nursing; and Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences.