Ricardo Morse

Ricardo S. Morse

Associate Professor of Public Administration and Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Dr. Ricardo S. Morse is co-author with Dr. John B. Stephens of the E-PARCC simulation, “City Park: Community Collaboration and Rotating Facilitator Exercise,” which received an honorable mention in the Best Teaching Simulation Competition in 2012. This simulation gives students the opportunity to act as facilitators of a community group attempting to reach consensus. This requires students to understand stakeholders’ interests and values, identify challenges and strategic responses, and achieve agreement on methods of communication, monitoring, and adaptations.

Dr. Morse is an Associate Professor of Public Administration and Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds a BA and MA in public policy from Brigham Young University and a PhD in public administration from Virginia Tech. In addition to teaching courses in the Master of Public Administration program, he serves as an advisor to public officials at the state and local levels on issues of collaborative governance, civic engagement, and leadership.

He has authored numerous articles and book chapters including “Integrative Public Leadership: Catalyzing Collaboration to Create Public Value” and “Developing Public Leaders in an Age of Collaborative Governance.” In addition, he was an editor of Innovations in Public Leadership Development and Transforming Public Leadership for the 21st Century.