Kimberly Morgan, an educator and counselor, has been appointed instructor of psychology at Davis & Elkins College. Previously an adjunct instructor at the College, Morgan will teach upper level courses in Life Span Development, Theories of Personality and Theory and Practice beginning with the 2021-2020 academic year.
“We’re very happy to welcome Ms. Morgan to the full-time faculty this year,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Rob Phillips. “Her familiarity with our students, experience in the classroom and knowledge of the psychology curriculum will enable her to make an immediate, positive contribution to the Department and the College.”
As an educator, Morgan will bring years of clinical experience to the classroom. Most recently, she served as counselor and chaplain at Mountain Hospice where she provided emotional and spiritual care for patients, family and staff. She also worked as an addiction therapist at The Edge, a recovery center in Florida, where she led individual and group counseling sessions and developed patient care plans.
“I am honored and excited to move forward with my D&E family,” Morgan said. “I look forward to engaging with students, staff and faculty as we learn together, and move toward preparing our students for the future success of making a difference in the world.”
A West Virginia native, Morgan is the author of an award-winning newspaper column, as well as articles published in various periodicals and newspapers. She also has served as a keynote speaker at women’s conferences, retreats and banquets throughout the United States and is the founder, publisher and editor of Beautiful Christian Teen, a magazine for teenage ladies.
Morgan holds a Master of Arts degree in counseling and human relations from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in counseling. She and her husband, Dr. Jamie Morgan, an instructor of criminology at D&E, live in Elkins.
The Davis & Elkins College psychology and human services program provides students with a broad curricular experience and exposure to a wide range of sub-disciplines, including clinical psychology, developmental psychology, health psychology, personality psychology, positive psychology and social psychology. Applied in emphasis, the psychology and human services major emphasizes the importance of students’ acquiring the knowledge, skills and values of helping professionals.