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Morell D. Boone, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Boone has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of information technology and higher education

Morell D. Boone, PhD was inducted to the Eastern Michigan University Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Wall of Honor in 2013 and the Pennridge High School Wall of Fame in 2001.

    EAST LANSING, MI, December 14, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Morell Boone, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Boone celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Retired after 33 years of service, in 2013 Dr. Boone was awarded the status of emeritus professor at Eastern Michigan University. Hired in 1980 as director of the center of educational resources, he later served Eastern Michigan University as professor and dean of learning resources and technologies, professor of interdisciplinary technology, professor and director of the school of technology studies and professor and dean of the college of technology.

Between 1993 and 1998, while serving as dean of learning resources and technologies, he was responsible for the design and implementation of the new Bruce T. Halle Library facility. Along with the traditional library components some of its cutting-edge features gained both national and international attention. Some of these were an ASRS material retrieval system, plug and play computer center and communication rooms, a café, multimedia and computer information commons, electronic classrooms, a faculty technology development center, and a state-of-the-art television studio. As a result of this new approach to a state-of-the-art campus library, Dr. Boone was asked to be the architectural columnist in the Library Hi Tech journal. In addition, he was active as a consultant and speaker both nationally and internationally.

While serving as dean of the college of technology from 2006 to 2012, he was responsible for the overall administration of the Eastern Michigan University Army Reserve Officer Training Corps department. As dean he participated in the officer commissioning ceremonies as well as participating in yearly educator immersion tours at five different Army posts throughout the United States.

Prior to coming to Eastern Michigan University in 1980 he was dean of learning resources at the University of Bridgeport and a lecturer at Syracuse University. He also was an assistant professor of library services at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a librarian at the Pennridge School District in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Boone notably holds a Bachelor of Science from Kutztown State College as well as a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy from Syracuse University. While pursuing his doctoral degree in 1977, he had the opportunity to become part of a team of educational change agents in the country of Iran. Spending seven months abroad with his wife and seven-year-old son, he was one of 12 team members, holding the post of chief of the party, in an effort to help establish a training program for National Iranian Radio and Television. When he and his wife returned to the United States in November 1977, they were invited by President Carter and the First Lady to attend the State Dinner for the Shah of Iran in honor of their service to the children of Iran.

In 1983 he served as interim chief of the Party for a USAID basic education program in the Yemen Arab Republic. Between 2013 and 2015 Dr. Boone served as a presenter, trainer and lecturer at SEAMEO RETRACT and Saigon University in Ho Chi Ming, Vietnam. For over 30 years Dr. Boone excelled as a consultant of international development across Africa, Brazil, China, Vietnam and several European countries.

In 2008, Dr. Boone was the co-author of "Technologies and Services in Support of Virtual Workplaces" in the Handbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces and the Nature of Business Practices. Previously, he was appointed to the editorial board of Library Hi Tech. Dr. Boone has additionally contributed multiple articles to scholarly journals throughout his career as well.

During his career, Dr. Boone found success as a participant and presenter at numerous professional meetings. He was active in EDUCAUSE, the higher education information technology association. Also, he was actively involved as a lifetime member of the American Library Association and as the longtime member and president of the board of directors for Meals on Wheels in Ypsilanti, MI between 1998 and 2013. With his tenure in higher education spanning nearly five decades Dr. Boone and his wife permanently relocated to East Lansing, MI in 2015 where he has dedicated his time to his family, to serving as a substitute teacher in local public schools and to serving on the board of directors in his local homeowners' association.

In light of his exceptional undertakings, Dr. Boone has accrued several accolades throughout his impressive career. The recipient of a Distinguished Alumni Award from Kutztown State University in 2017, he was also inducted to the Eastern Michigan University Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Wall of Honor in 2013 and the Pennridge High School Wall of Fame in 2001. Dr. Boone has been featured in every edition of Who's Who in America since 1987, as well as many editions of Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the Midwest and Who's Who in the World.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Morell Boone, PhD, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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