Muhsinah Morris, PH.D.
- Assistant Professor
Muhsinah L. Holmes Morris, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Education Departement at Morehouse College. Morris received a B.S. in chemistry from Clark Atlanta University with honors (cum laude) and an M.S. and Ph.D. in chemistry from Emory University (biomolecular division). Her research encompasses working in the Morehouse Makerspace Exploration Center and creating 3D printing specialized laboratory equipment for those with autism and other developmental disorders. She is the PI of the Morris Research and Innovation Group, where they research and develop technologically innovative solutions for those with autism.
Dr. Morris won the 2021 Vulcan Teaching Award of Excellence and launched her advanced inorganic chemistry course in virtual reality in the spring of 2021 in the digital twin campus created by VictoryXR on the Engage Platform. She is a pioneer in this space as the chemistry content in VR is limited to non-existent. Wife to a gamer and mom to five sons, she is an inventive autism mom, a volunteer advocacy ambassador, National Community Advisory Council member, and grant review committee member for Autism Speaks. Her purpose in life is to create inclusivity in STEAAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, agriculture, and math). She believes that VR provides a pathway for creating that inclusion through immersive education, vocational rehabilitation services, and therapeutic experiences.
Merrill Hall, Suite 105A (Room 104)
(470) 639-0443 or (404) 290-0361
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Noon to 1:00 p.m. by appointment
HONORS AND AWARDS
- 2021 Vulcan Award for Teaching Excellence
- 2020-2021 Carnegie Fellowship SoTL
- 2020 OpEd Fellowship Public Voices of the South
- 2021 Best Research Presentation in Chemistry-Upward Bound Math Science State Center
- 2018 Best Research Presentation in Chemistry-Upward Bound Math Science State Center
- 2015 1st Place and 2nd Place Best Research Presentation in Chemistry-Research Day, Spelman College
ORGANIZATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
- Advocacy Ambassador, Community Advisory Council, Grant Review Committee
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
- American Chemical Society
- XR Association: A Conversation with Dr. Muhsinah Morris
- Pioneering Schools: Profile
- TYN, September 26, 2022: Meta’s next big bet: The ‘metaversity’
- The Plug, July 08, 2022: Morehouse Innovates Through the Metaverse
- The Daily Beast, July 21, 2022: The Metaverse Is Going to College. But Will It Suck?
- EdScoop, May 4, 2022: One Morehouse College professor wants every student to have a VR headset
- Enterprise Viewpoint, October 28, 2021: Leading Higher Education in the Metaverse: A Framework for Excellent Engagement
- Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property: Lighting a Fire: Faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities are Exposing Eager Students to IP Fundamentals
- Best Colleges, August 26, 2022: The Dawning Age of the Metaversity
Digital Scholarship, RCL
Voices of XR: Muhsinah Morris
Dr. Muhsinah Morris of Morehouse University (Part 1)
My EdTech Life
Saturday Is for VR!
Turning a classroom that was once in person into an online classroom was hard enough but turning that online classroom into a virtual reality classroom was another milestone imagined and realized by 4 professors at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. In order to elevate the minds and hearts of scholars thwarted from the school they had called home, the “Ultimate Team” which they have been monikered from Morehouse College created a virtual dream imagined in real life for students in their courses.
My EdTech Life
Augmenting The Reality of Learning in Higher Education
Dr. Morris is the Morehouse College’s 2021 Winner of the Vulcan Teaching Award of Excellence who launched her Advanced Inorganic Chemistry course in Virtual Reality in Spring of 2021 in the digital twin campus created by VictoryXR on the Engage Platform. She is a pioneer in this space as the chemistry content in VR is limited to non-existent. She most recently became the Project Manager of the VR Project at Morehouse College. Her purpose in life is to create inclusivity in STEAAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, agriculture, and math). She believes that VR provides a pathway for creating that inclusion through immersive education, vocational rehabilitation services, and therapeutic experiences.
Christopher Lafayette and Dr. Muhsinah Morris -“Humanity First Approach to Building the Metaverse”
TAs the Metaverse continues to grow, it is essential to discuss the development of a humanity-centered approach to standards of education, accessibility, security, privacy, well-being, equality and community development. Dr. Muhsinah Morris with Christopher Lafayette shared insights gleaned from the GatherVerse community and the wider tech community with a focus on global communities for the Metaverse.
Conversations with Tony Mobley
Muhsinah Morris Ph.D Talks the Virtual Reality Project at Morehouse College