Morris Appointed Interim Director of Counseling Services at A&T

09/27/2023 Student Affairs

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Sept. 27, 2023) –North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Melody Pierce, Ph.D., announces the appointment of Edward Morris, Ph.D., as interim director of counseling services.

Edward MorrisMorris is executive director of Agape Psychological Consortium in Greensboro. He has served a variety of public and private institutions as a faculty member, administrator and psychologist during the past 45 years.

Morris’ experience includes service as South University’s Department of Psychology program director; University of North Carolina at Greensboro Counseling and Testing Center director; Salisbury University Student Counseling Services director; and George Fox University Graduate School of Clinical Psychology associate professor.

Additionally, Morris has served as University of Northern Iowa Counseling Center & Office of Disability Services director; Carolina Medical Center – Center for Mental Health director of outpatient services and chief psychologist; University of North Carolina at Charlotte  assistant professor; Wake County Child and Family Services psychological services director; and Purdue University Psychological Services Center assistant director.

Morris received his B.A. in psychology from Lake Forest College, MSW from Loyola University, and M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is licensed by the North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Practicing Psychologists and is a National Register of Health Service Provider in psychology. He also is a member of the American Psychological Association.

Morris has published many papers, conducted studies, presented at conferences, participated in colloquia and led workshops about mental health research and clinical best practices with a focus on African Americans. He is passionate about the young adult population and is committed to dispelling myths associated with mental health.

“Dr. Morris’ vast array of knowledge, experience and desire to work with historically Black university students adds significant value to the Counseling Center here at N.C. A&T,” said Pierce.

Counseling Services is located in Murphy Hall Suite 109.

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