Rick Morse joined the School of Government in 2006. He previously was assistant professor in the Public Policy and Administration Program at Iowa State University. He teaches and advises state and local public officials in the areas of collaborative governance, civic engagement, and leadership. He also teaches in the School's Master of Public Administration program. His publications include more than two dozen articles and book chapters and he is lead editor of two books on public leadership: Transforming Public Leadership for the 21st Century (M.E. Sharpe, 2007), and Innovations in Public Leadership Development (M.E. Sharpe, 2008). He also contributes to the School's Community and Economic Development blog. Morse earned a BA and MA in public policy from Brigham Young University and a PhD in public administration/public affairs from Virginia Tech.