Faculty & Research

Jonathon Morris

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship

Address :
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Jon Morris is the founder and CEO of Rise Interactive. The company specializes in developing custom web analytics and digital marketing campaigns encompassing a unique combination of the seven internet marketing channels to maximize clients’ customer acquisition volume and ROI.

Morris started Rise Interactive, most recently earning Moxie’s 2013 Best Digital Marketing Agency in Chicago Award, as a self-funded company with $10,000. He transformed the agency into a multi-million dollar business in nine years. Under Morris’ leadership, Rise Interactive has experienced tremendous growth, receiving recognition from the City of Chicago, Inc. Magazine, Five Elms Capital, Fortune Magazine and The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC).

As an emerging leader in the digital marketing industry, Morris regularly shares his expertise as a guest speaker. He has presented on main stages, workshops, and webinars for organizations such as: American Marketing Association, Business Marketing Association, Search Marketing Expo (SMX), Search Engine Strategies (SES), The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, Online Marketing Summit, and iStrategy.

Morris is also a regular columnist for Inc.com. In his column Rise Above It, Morris writes about small business, management issues, and digital marketing.

Morris earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and was awarded the Outstanding Academic Award for graduating first in his class. He also earned his bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College.


2013 - 2014 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
34204 Digital Tactics and Strategies 2013 (Fall)