Dr. Stephen D. Morris


Dr. Stephen D. Morris
Room 232, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 29, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Office Hours

Fall 2021

Monday 11:00-12:00; Tuesday/Thursday 9:00-11:00; and by appointment

Degree Information

  • PHD, University of Arizona (1988)
  • MA, Georgia State University (1983)
  • BA, Georgia State University (1979)

Areas of Expertise

My research has focused largely on Mexico, exploring political corruption, political reformism, nationalism and national identity. More recent work centers on political corruption, including a comparative study of left and right perspectives on political corruption and an analysis of the dilemmas of addressing corruption. 


The Corruption Dilemma: Controlling the Power of the Powerful. 
The Corruption Debates: Left versus Right—and Does it Matter—in the Americas. 
Corruption and Politics in Latin America National and Regional Dynamics
Political Corruption in Mexico The Impact of Democratization
Corruption and Democracy in Latin America
Gringolandia - Mexican Indentity and Perception of the United States
Politcal Reformismi in Mexico, an Overview of Contemporary Mexican Politics
Corruption & Politics in Contemporary Mexico