Julie Voelker-Morris

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Senior Instructor II/Career Services Director
Director, UO Common Reading, See https://fyp.uoregon.edu/common-read
Phone: 541-346-2179
Office: 121A Hendricks Hall
Research Interests: experiential learning, professional and career development, cultural agility, systems of oppression and access, arts & cultural leadership, art & popular culture, arts and culture in parks and recreation

My instructional practice focuses on graduate students in Planning, Public Policy & Management. In my courses, students engage in applied and experiential learning to prepare them for the professional and career goals they have identified. They have opportunities to build specific knowledge bases, skill sets, and professional practices. I encourage students to explore significant concerns around the interdisciplinary nature of and power dynamics of managing and administering, critiquing and interpreting, writing and researching. I support and guide students through plans for their professional life, including internship and career opportunities.

In addition to my instructional role, I am the Director of UO Common Reading housed in the Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success. Each year, UO Common Reading offers a shared intellectual experience for students, faculty, and staff around a book relevant to today's interconnected society.  Engagement with these books in curricular and co-curricular settings creates a sense of community, encourages critical reading, and introduces students to the nature of inquiry, creativity, and research.

I serve as an invited member of the Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the international Association of Arts Administration Educators. I have served on advisory boards for ArtCore, the Cultural Advocacy Coalition, and the Oregon Arts Commission.


Current UO Courses

PPPM 604: Internship

PPPM 604: Internship Nonprofit

PPPM 605: Reading

PPPM 606: Special Problems

PPPM 623: Professional Development I

PPPM 663: Professional Development II


Past UO Courses

AAD 199: Portable Life Museum
AAD 199: Art Meets Science: Making the Invisible Visible

AAD 250: Art & Human Values
AAD 251: Art and Visual Literacy
AAD 252: Art and Gender

AAD 301: Understanding Arts & Creative Sectors
AAD 312: Arts Management

AAD 421/521: Cultural Programming
AAD 471/571: Performing Arts Management


Courses at Prior Institutions

Theatre Across the Disciplines

Writing Across the Disciplines

Costuming for the Stage

Theatre History I

Makeup for the Stage

Theatre Projects

Managing and Organizing Your Time


Awards and Recognitions

UO Leadership Academy (June 2021- June 2022)

UO Global Justice Program Savage Endowment for International Relations and Peace Grant Elevating Black and Indigenous Communities (April 2021-June 2022)

UO Communities for Accelerating the Impact of Teaching (CAITS/pre-CAITS) Faculty Member:

  • Career Readiness (June 2020-June 2021)
  • Working Group on Inclusive and Intercultural Teaching (2017-2018)
  • Contemplative Pedagogy Working Group, (2016-2017)

UO Teaching Academy, since 2017

UO Williams Fellow for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence 2017-2018

UO Rippey Innovative Teaching Awards (2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012)