T. Allen Morris, PhD, MBA, CLP

Executive Director


T.Allen Morris, PhD

Allen Morris, Ph.D., MBA, is the executive director of the Commercialization EPI-Center. He is responsible for leading all aspects of the University of Louisville’s technology transfer operations. He leads the office’s team in their mission to assist researchers in commercializing their inventions and discoveries.

Allen received his Ph.D. in molecular biology from Purdue University and also holds an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Before coming to Louisville, Allen was an associate director at the VCU Innovation Gateway and a licensing executive and project leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Allen likes that his work allows him to work with a talented team of professionals and to be involved with the research being performed at the university. In his free time, Allen enjoys biking, spending time with family and cooking various spicy foods.