Professor Marla Morris to host lecture on the importance of art in education

Brendan Ward

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College of Education professor Marla Morris will host a lecture, “Educating the Inner Ear,” Friday evening in the Performing Arts Center.

The lecture, which will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., will discuss the importance of arts and aesthetics for educators, students and the community.

Morris is also a classically trained pianist and composer and will conclude her lecture by performing some of her original works.

Morris did not originally plan to go into academia. Originally, she planned to study piano, until at the age of 22 she got tendonitis, according to a Savannah Now article.

After that, she switched her focus to academics. She earned her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Tulane University, and then her master’s degree in religious studies and her Ph.D. in education from Louisiana State University.

She joined Georgia Southern University’s staff in August of 2000 as an assistant professor of education, which she still teaches.

A few of the classes she teaches at GS are Foundations in Education, History of American Education and Power and Schooling.