STT = St. Thomas Campus,
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

STX = Albert A. Sheen Campus,
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

STJ = St. John Academic Center,
St. John, US Virgin Islands

Morris, David C, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physics
Director of the Etelman Observatory
College of Science and Mathematics



Dr. David Morris joined the UVI Physics Department in the Fall of 2011 and serves as the Director of the Etelman Observatory. Dr. Morris comes to UVI from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center where his research focused on the study of Gamma-ray Bursts and other high-energy transients including neutron star and black hole binary systems. Dr. Morris leads the ongoing Etelman Renewal Program which has led to the reopening of the Etelman Observatory to public outreach activities using, among other instruments, the newly installed 0.5 meter Virgin Islands Robotic Telescope (VIRT). Physics faculty and students from UVI and its partner institutions are actively engaged in using the VIRT for forefront science activities as well, including a growing worldwide collaboration between UVI, the College of Charleston, and the Chinese National Observatory to perform coordinated, around-the-clock observations of scientifically important astrophysical sources.