Dr. Morell is a professor in the department of Computer and Information Science at Arkansas Tech University, having recently stepped down as serving as department head for the previous ten years. During that time the department grew from a single bachelor’s degree in CS to include a bachelor’s degree in IS and an associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree in IT. He has taught computer science at six different institutions since 1976, including Hampton University, the College of William and Mary, the University of Maryland (where he obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1983), and Rutgers University (where he obtained an M.S. in Computer Science in 1976). He earned the bachelor’s degree in 1974 from Duke University, double majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science. While pursuing his Ph.D in program testing, he worked at the Naval Research on the A7 Software Cost Reduction project.
Dr. Morell’s research interests focus on program testing, program analysis, the design of systems to aid in the instruction of algorithm design and programming, and most recently the design of interpreters. He has authored or co-authored over 30 articles published in professional journals and refereed conferences.
Dr. Morell and his wife Alice live in Russellville, Arkansas. They have two daughters, Beth and Andrea, and one grandson, William.