Teaching interests: Jim Morrison is interested in the teaching of German language, history and culture as well as evaluation of German language proficiency levels. More specifically, he is interested in German for the professions, the German business culture and the Social Market Economy.
Mr. Morrison has over thirty years experience in international business in the United States, Europe, and South America. He has worked in international transportation, telecommunications, data transmission, power generation and distribution as well as the automotive industry. He has more than two decades of experience as a lecturer and program director in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures as well as the KU School of Business. He is a certified Prüfungspartner (testing specialist) of the Goethe Institut.
Mr. Morrison holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Kansas and attended the Universität Erlangen/Nürnberg. He is certified by the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce as an Industriekaufmann after having completed an accredited program with Siemens in Germany covering all aspects of commercial administration.
Mr. Morrison has served as member of the board of directors of the American Public Transit Association (APTA) as well as the Railway Progress Institute (RPI) governing board. He currently sits on the advisory board of the Max-Kade Center for German-American Studies at KU.