- Carthage College
Professor Kevin Morris did his undergraduate work at James Madison University and
received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina. He was a Camille and Henry
Dreyfus Fellow at Grinnell College before coming to Carthage. In 2012 and 2018 he
spent sabbatical leaves working in the Center for Computational Biology and
Bioinformatics at Howard University in Washington, DC.
Prof. Morris and his research students use NMR spectroscopy to study bio-based
surfactant molecules. They also investigate how small molecules bind to chiral polymers
and the protein transthyretin with both molecular modeling and dynamics simulations.
Prof. Morris’ research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and
American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund and has appeared in the Journal of
Physical Chemistry, Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, Journal of Surfactants and
Detergents, and Chemical Physics.
At Carthage Dr. Morris teaches General Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, and Physics for
Future Presidents. He joined the Carthage faculty in 1996.
Professor Kevin Morris teaches general and physical chemistry. His research uses NMR
spectroscopy and molecular dynamics simulations to study bio-based surfactants,
proteins, and chiral polymers.
Chair, Chemistry Department; Klingenmeyer Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
- Ph.D. — Chemistry, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
- B.S. — Chemistry, James Madison University
- CHM 1010 General Chemistry I
- CHM 1020 General Chemistry II
- CHM 3130 Physical Chemistry I
- CHM 3140 Physical Chemistry II
- PHY 1000 Physics for Future Presidents