NCIS Welcomes 2 New Members

NCIS welcomes two new members, Jeffrey Scheuer and Dr. Joyce W. Morgan, who are among nearly one dozen scholars who have recently signed up with NCIS.

Jeffrey Scheuer is author of two books on media and politics, The Big Picture: Why Democracies Need Journalistic Excellence (2006) and The Sound Bite Society (1999; a Choice “Outstanding Academic Title”). Scheuer has written numerous essays, reviews, and commentary for more than 20 daily newspapers, and for journals and magazines that include “Dissent,” “The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs,” “The Wilson Quarterly,” “Gettysburg Review,” “Potomac Review,” “Academe,” and “Philosophy Now” (UK). He has authored multiple entries for the Encyclopedia of New York City and has served as as adjunct professor and series editor. Scheuer’s current project involves research for a book about the liberal arts and critical thinking. Scheuer’s website:

Joyce W. Morgan, Ph.D., has worked for the Florida Department of Management Services for more than 25 years. She currently is Chief for the Bureau of Enrollment and Contributions for the Florida Retirement System and serves on the Board of Directors at Tallahassee Christian College and Training Center. Dr. Morgan is a member of Capital City Toastmasters and received her CC and CL designations from Toastmasters International, an organization dedicated to improving communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. Dr. Morgan earned an A.A and B.S from Florida State University, an M.B.A. from Baker College Center for Graduate Studies, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University. Her dissertation topic: Medical Underwriting: A Factor in Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI) Market Demand, examined a representative sample of U.S. adults age 65 and older for health and lifestyle risk factors affecting LTCI eligibility. As a gerontologist, her interests include aging, caregiving, public policy, income security, and health-care management.

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