Dr. Andrew Morelock

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Dr. Andrew Morelock

Dr. Andrew Morelock

MPA Program Director
Assistant Professor of Public Administration

Dr. Morelock's CV

  • PhD, University of Tennessee
  • MPA, University of Tennessee
  • BA, University of Tennessee

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Public Administration,
  • Public Policy,
  • Public Budgeting, and
  • Research Methods


Dr. Andrew L. Morelock joined the faculty of Murray State University in the Fall of 2016. He teaches courses with a focus in public budgeting, public policy, and state & local government. Dr. Morelock's research interests lie in studying policy attitudes, trust in civil servants, and government performance. His work has appeared in the International Journal of Public Administration, Public Administration Quarterly, and the European Journal of Industrial Relations.

Dr. Morelock received his MPA and PhD from the University of Tennessee, and he also holds a certification from the State of Tennessee as a Certified Municipal Finance Officer (CMFO). For two terms, Dr. Morelock served as the President of the East Tennessee Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). Currently, he is the faculty advisor for the Murray State University International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Student Chapter.  

Courses Taught

  • POL 140 American National Government
  • POL 240 State and Local Politics
  • POL 473 Public Budgeting and Finance
  • POL 499 Senior Seminar
  • POL 660 Research Methods
  • POL 671 Public Policy Analysis
  • POL 673 Public Budgeting and Finance
  • POL 678 State and Regional Government, Politics and Administration
  • POL 688/689 Capstone in Public Administration

Selected Publications

  • Rebecca J. Oliver and Andrew L. Morelock. 2020. "Insider and Outsider Support for Unions across Advanced Industrial Democracies: Paradoxes of Solidarity." European Journal of Industrial Relations
  • Nurgul R. Aitalieva and Andrew L. Morelock. 2019. "Citizen Percpetions of Government Policy Success: A Cross-National Study." Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs, 5(2): 198-216. 
  • David J. Houston, Nurgul R. Aitalieva, Andrew L. Morelock, and Christopher A. Shults. 2016. “Citizen Trust in the Public Service: A Cross-National Examination,” International Journal of Public Administration.'' International Journal of Public Administration, 39(14): 1203-1214.  

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