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Beth Ann Morrison

Beth Ann Morrison

PhD Student, Sustainability, School of Sustainability

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502


  • PhD Student, Sustainability, School of Sustainability


Beth Ann Morrison is an artist and sustainability scholar born in New Jersey. After earning her Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Maryland Institute, College of Art, she exhibited her work regularly in New York City, on the east coast and internationally for twelve years, winning several juried awards and commissions. In 2012, Ms. Morrison resumed her studies at New York University’s Gallatin School in a self-titled program, Urban Sustainable Community Development that combined green urban design, community arts and social science. She transferred to Los Angeles to complete a Masters of Fine Arts in Public Practice at Otis College of Art and Design in 2016, and has since completed one year of PhD studies at Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability. Ms. Morrison focuses on the effects of the built environment on human values, wellbeing, habits and relationships. She is currently working with Dr. Scott Cloutier to develop the Happiness and Sustainability Research Lab. In addition to her artistic and scholarly pursuits, Ms. Morrison is a board member of the Happiness Alliance with 17 years of professional experience in grantsmanship and nonprofit development.

Teaching Assistant Experience

  • SOS 322 International Development and Sustainability

Research Assistant Experience

  • Dr. Scott Cloutier, developing the Happiness and Sustainability Research Lab.


  • MFA, Public Practice, Otis College of Art and Design, 2016
  • BFA, Fibers, Maryland Institute, College of Art, 2000


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Journal Articles


Cloutier, S., E. Berejnoi, S. Russell, B. Morrison and A. Ross. 2018. Toward a holistic sustainable and happy neighborhood development assessment tool: A critical review of relevant literature. Ecological Indicators 89(Jun):139-149. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.01.055. (link )


Cloutier, S., A. Karner, H. L. Breetz, P. Toufani, N. C. Onat, S. Patel, S. N. Paralkar, E. Berejnoi, B. Morrison, J. T. Papenfuss, A. D. Briggs and C. Carlson. 2017. Measures of a sustainable commute as a predictor of happiness. Sustainability 9(7):1214. DOI: 10.3390/su9071214. (link )

Co-researcher on Cluster SEED Grant, Program for Transborder Communities, School of Transborder Studies, 2017

Puffin Foundation Grant, 2008