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Muhsinah Morris
Academic Program Director Morehouse College

Muhsinah L. Holmes Morris, Ph.D is the Academic Program Director (APD) and Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA.  She received a B.S. in Chemistry from Clark Atlanta University with honors (cum laude).  Dr. Morris received a M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Emory University (BioMolecular Division). Her research encompasses working in the Morehouse Makerspace Exploration Center, 3D Printing Specialized Laboratory Equipment for those with Autism and other Developmental Disorders. She is the PI of the Morris Research & Innovation Group, where they research and develop technologically innovative solutions for those with autism. She works part time as a science research coordinator for the Trio program, Upward Bound Math & Science State at Morehouse College in which she first delved into VR with her high school students.  Dr. Morris is the Morehouse College’s 2021 Vulcan Teaching Award of Excellence Awardee 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. Wife to a gamer and mom to 5 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.