Margie Ferris Morris


Margie Ferris Morris has nearly three decades of experience in international development primarily in the food security and health arena. She has extensive experience in program design, performance monitoring and evaluation with the United Nations, US government, and public and private sectors. Other areas of expertise include facilitation, training and developing performance indicators. Most notably, she led the development of USAID’s food security indicators in concert with the USAID Bureaus, academia, and aid agencies. She also led the technical units at UNHCR to produce the book “Practical Guide for Standards and Indicators in UNHCR Operations”.

She is also trained in conflict mitigation and mediation in domestic and organizational and multicultural settings at American University and Eastern Mennonite University’s Summer Peace Institute, among others. She severed as adjunct staff at Tulane University, the Peace-Building and Development Institute at American University and has taught at a number of other universities on humanitarian topics. She has field experience in twenty countries and traveled extensively in more than sixty countries world-wide.