Dr. Morse has research interests in applied measurement, statistics, and giftedness and creativity. He has served as principal investigator on funded projects at the state, regional, and national levels, and has directed a variety of evaluation projects. Dr. Morse directed the development of the first of the Mississippi every-pupil testing program measures, the Basic Skills Assessment Program and the high school exit examination, the Functional Literacy Examination. He served as technical consultant to the Mississippi Department of Education in the role of quality assurance for the testing programs. He is currently executive editor for the Journal of Experimental Education, a former president of the Mid-South Educational Research Association, and a member of the American Educational Research Association, theNational Council on Measurement in Education, the American Statistical Association, and the Mid-South Educational Research Association, for whom he maintains the organization web site. At present, he is principal investigator for MSU on a consortium project involving SSRC, North Mississippi Medical Center, and the Mississippi Organ Procurement Agency, having the goal of increasing the rate of organ donation at NMMC. The project is funded through NIH

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