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Rick G. Morris
Associate Dean of Finance and Administration, Office of the Dean ; Associate Professor
Email:
r-morris@northwestern.edu
Department(s):
SoC Administration; Communication Studies

Rick G. Morris

Rick Morris is the Associate Dean for Administration and Finance. He manages the School’s budget, human resources, IT infrastructure, technology, and WNUR. He serves on campus committees in the areas of finance and technology. He teaches, researches, and practices in the areas of media management, technology, entertainment and media law, regulation and policy. Rick came to the School of Communication from the NBC Television Network in New York City and has media experience with ABC/Disney, Telemundo, and PBS stations.

Education

LLMNew York University
JDUniversity of Kansas
MBADePaul University (with Distinction)
BAMajor: Political Science, with minors in Economics and Education, University of Illinois

Publications

Morris, Rick, “Media Moguls Risking It All: Contract Clauses in the Entertainment Business in the Age of #MeToo,” 9 Ariz. St. Sports & Ent. L.J. 1 (2019).

Morris, Rick “The End of the Networks,” Florida International University Law Review 2 FIU Law Rev 55 (2006-07).

Kleinhans, Chuck and Rick Morris (2004). Court TV: Evolution of a Reality format in Ouellette, Laurie and Susan Murray, Startling! Heartbreaking! Real! Reality TV and the Remaking of Television Culture. NYU Press.

Morris, Rick (1994-95). Management for Engineers – monthly column. Broadcast Engineering.

Morris, Rick G., “Use of Copyrighted Images in Academic Scholarship and Creative Work: The Problems of New Technologies and a Proposed “Scholarly License,” 33 IDEA: The Journal of Law and Technology, 123 (1993).

Recent Awards and Honors

2006 Emmy Nomination: Outstanding Achievement for Individual Excellence – Technical Achievement, Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences

2003 Emmy Nomination: Outstanding Achievement for Individual Excellence – Technical Achievement, Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences

1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement for Individual Excellence — Technical Achievement

Grants

2014 – 2016Louis Theater renovation, $250,000
2005 – 2006WNUR Jazzfest 2005. Illinois Arts Council. $1,079
2002 – 2003WNUR Jazzfest 2002. Illinois Arts Council. $1570
2001 – 2002WNUR Jazzfest 2001. Illinois Arts Council. $1590

Recent Courses

MSLCE 505Entertainment Law and Ethics
MSC 532Current Issues in Privacy
MSC 521Telecommunications Law, Policy, and Strategy
Comm Studies 302Law of the Creative Process