Muhsinah Morris, PH.D.
- Assistant Professor
Meet the first ever Metaversity Director, Dr. Muhsinah Lateefah Morris. A BS chemistry graduate of the HBCU Clark Atlanta University, she obtained an MS & PhD from the Harvard of the South, Emory University, in Biomolecular Chemistry. Dr. Morris has been part of and leader of Morehouse’s Metaversity project since the Spring of 2021. She’s won awards for Teaching Excellence at Morehouse College, Best Emerging Technology and Innovation from CBRE, including First Place Unconventional Innovation in Industry by T-Mobile, and Educator of the Year for 2022 by STEM Women Atlanta.
She resides in McDonough GA with her husband and five sons. One of her sons has autism and she advocates for the entire autism community as a member of the Community Advisory Council and advocacy Ambassadors for Autism Speaks. She’s a VR pioneer in education and is transforming learning globally. She is affectionately known as Dr. M.O.M. (Molder of Minds) by all her students. She continues to mold the minds of educators and students globally in the Metaverse. She is a member of the XR Advisory Council for the XR Association and Futurist Council for Jobs for the Future (JFF). Her goal is to authentically transform the educational system for our future leaders using immersive technologies in the Metaverse. She currently trains both pre-service and in-service educators on how to create and optimize their own institutional Metaverse Culture. More recently, she founded Metaverse United, LLC where she helps people find where they belong in the embodiment of the internet called the Metaverse. Learn more at UnitetheMetaverse.com.
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