Dr. Morrisson is a Managing Director and Practice Leader of Diversified Search’s Education and Not-for-Profit Practice. Her work focuses on educational institutions and not-for-profit organizations. She conducts senior executive search assignments for research universities, liberal arts colleges, academic medical centers, non-profit associations, foundations, public agencies, independent secondary schools, and companies that serve the educational sector. Dr. Morrisson has also consulted with colleges and universities on organizational structure and improvement of operations and on program development with particular focus on residential planning, integrating academic and non-academic services, and enhancing student service delivery. She has taught on the faculties of the English Department and the Higher Education Division at the University of Pennsylvania.
Before joining Diversified, Dr. Morrisson served as Vice Provost of the University of Pennsylvania, leading the Division of University Life for seven years and serving as Vice Provost and Executive Director of the 21st Century Project for the Undergraduate Experience. As Vice Provost for University Life, she directed strategic, fiscal and human resource planning for 26 departments and more than 300 staff, led facilities planning for the university’s residential system and acted as university spokesperson on student issues. In earlier roles, she was responsible for managing advising services to undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences and for negotiating solutions to problems brought to the Ombudsman’s office of the University.
Professional Activities & Achievements
Phi Beta Kappa
BA, magna cum laude, English with distinction in the major, Smith College
Master of Arts, English Literature, University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., English Literature, University of Pennsylvania