Application Systems Programmer
The transition to remote work was a challenge for all CECS employees at the beginning of the pandemic. But the technological difficulties we all experienced were made a little easier due to the efforts of the college’s applications systems programmer, Michael Morris.
Because of his drive to go above and beyond during the Morris was named the CECS Employee of the Semester for summer 2021.
“He has been a vital asset during the pandemic,” said Pete Alfieris, the chair of the CECS staff association. “He has put in long hours and fulfilled many thankless requests during his pursuits to minimize employee remote work hardships. His collaborative efforts and communication have helped to resolve conflict and foster good relations with colleagues and end-users alike.”
Morris joined CECS in 2017 after working in the College of Sciences Dean’s Office as a student assistant in research compliance. During the past five years, he’s innovated a number of solutions to the college’s technological problems and has provided technical support to each of the departments. Morris says he’s grateful to be recognized for his work, and for his position at CECS.
“My position gives me the opportunity to work with cutting edge hardware and allows me to peer into the minds of our most innovative faculty,” Morris said. “I appreciate that I get to work in an agile environment with new faces, technology, and perspectives.”
When Morris isn’t behind a computer, you can find him in the kitchen. He enjoys cooking and baking, particularly when he can experiment with new techniques and flavors. After a long day of work, you might also catch him watching a beautiful sunset from the top floor of the L3 Harris Engineering Center.
While there aren’t many tech problems at CECS that Morris hasn’t solved yet, he does hope to tackle a Tony Stark-sized conundrum in the near future.
“I hope to learn new skills that will make my career blossom and drive my professional growth. Also, time travel.