• Louis Morgan
    Dr. Louis F. Morgan • Director of Library Services

    Dr. Louis F. Morgan serves Lee University as a professor and as the Director of Library Services. A faculty member at Lee since 2003, he previously served as archivist at the Dixon Pentecostal Research Center (Church of God archives) and also as Curatorial Assistant at the Museum Center at Five Points in downtown Cleveland.

    A native of Morgantown, Mississippi, Morgan earned his doctorate in organizational leadership from Regent University, where he was named the 2009 Outstanding Graduate for his degree. He also received a master’s degree in information science from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville and bachelor’s degrees in history and communication (public relations emphasis) from Lee University.

    “Louis Morgan is well-respected by faculty, staff, and students,” said Dr. Debbie Murray, vice president of Academic Affairs at Lee. “He has a great depth of knowledge in many areas, which is very helpful as the Director of Library Services and for his work in the library. In only his second year as Director of Library Services, Louis has quickly established a reputation of effective and responsive leadership. Louis’ unique combination of effective communication skills, creativity, and love of people, added to his strong work ethic, greatly enhance the daily operations of Squires Library.”

    In addition to his responsibilities in Squires Library, Morgan teaches graduate courses in leadership and serves as an academic advisor. He also serves on the Dean’s Council, Academic Council, and Master of Ministry Studies graduate committee. He has served previous terms on the Faculty Council, Critical Thinking Task Force, and Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.

    “Louis is much appreciated for the many ways he engages with the broader campus,” added Murray. “From various faculty committees to serving as a Strengths Vocational Advisor to assisting with Theta Delta Kappa, one of the student Greek Clubs, Louis invests his full energy and attention to each opportunity to serve the Lee family.”

    Morgan is active in several professional organizations, including the Tennessee Library Association (where he has served on the Board of Directors), the Appalachian College Association Library Administrative Issues Committee, the American Library Association, the International Leaders Association, and as a lifetime member of the Marion County, Mississippi, Historical Society. He has been appointed to serve on the Church of God Historical Commission since 2012, and he is the immediate past president of the Historical Society of Church of God Movements. His academic presentations include papers on servant leadership, self-sacrificing leadership, and transformational leadership.

    Among his honors and awards include the Excellence in Advising Award at Lee University, the prestigious James E. Ward Library Instruction Award from the Tennessee Library Association, and inclusion in a list of international men and women as one of “40 Young Influencers in the Church of God.”

    Morgan is an ordained minister and frequently published author. He received the Charles W. Conn Historical Writing Award for 2008-2010 for his e-book history of the Church of God in Mississippi, “Streams of Living Water: 100 Years of the Church of God in Mississippi.” He frequently speaks at local churches and is active in community service. His hobbies include traveling, being outdoors, fishing, hiking, reading, writing, and watching movies.

    “Louis is the quintessential southern gentleman,” said Murray. “He works well with people—all kinds of people—from faculty, staff, students, and members of church and community. He genuinely enjoys helping others. Louis is always ready to assist anyone in any way he can, and he certainly has the gifts and abilities to do so.”

    Dr. Morgan has been selected to head the Semester in U.K.: Cambridge trip for spring 2017.

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