Morris & McDaniel has over 47+ years of experience in all aspects of human resource management, working with public and private sector clients both nationally and internationally. We provide invaluable assistance to employers in such important fields as entry-level personnel selection, internal leadership promotion, organizational development, in-house personnel training and job standards assessments.
Our approach is intensely “hands-on” as we draw our vast experience to tailor personal solutions that are carefully designed to meet the special needs of each client.
Morris & McDaniel, a veteran-owned small business, was founded in 1976 by Dr. David Morris, who continues today as President and Chief Executive Officer overseeing the daily operations of the company. Dr. Morris is uniquely positioned in the human resource management field by virtue of having a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Psychology, with emphasis on Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and a Juris Doctorate degree. This advanced training in dual fields gives Dr. Morris unique insight into personnel issues related to Title VII. Under his direction, Morris & McDaniel designs personnel systems that are both legally defensible and effective in assisting management in making the best possible personnel decisions.
The company has recently moved aggressively into the international human resource management arena. The effort led directly to an important three-year program under contract with the U.S. Department of Defense to assist in screening candidates for the Iraqi Police Service. Morris & McDaniel also ran a pilot program to develop a selection test for recruits into the Iraqi Armed Forces. The company has developed a number of working partnerships with educational and training organizations in other countries in the Middle East region.
For over 45+ years, Morris & McDaniel has been a national leader in the United States in assisting public sector law enforcement organizations in designing and implementing screening instruments as well as more sophisticated in-depth evaluation programs (assessment centers) for promotional exercises. Morris & McDaniel has a long history of service to a number of the larger police jurisdictions in the country.
Building on that experience in law enforcement, Morris & McDaniel has expanded to other employment fields where effective measurement of necessary skills and behavioral characteristics is critical to organizational success. These areas include transportation, manufacturing, retail, and health care.
No matter the size of your organization or the nature of your mission, Morris & McDaniel can be a powerful ally to help you assemble a capable, motivated team to achieve your objectives.
Dr. David M. Morris, PH.D., J.D.
David M. Morris, PH.D., J.D., President of Morris & McDaniel, founded the firm in 1976. Dr. Morris studied the concept of natural justice at the World Court in The Hague for three terms so that he would have a better understanding of how to test fairly. Dr. Morris' dual career as an I/O psychologist and attorney gives him a unique perception of the law and the development of personnel procedures. His forte is using multiple procedures to screen candidates in order to reduce organizational threats and problems from individuals hired or promoted.
Joseph F. Nassar, M.P.A.
Joseph F. Nassar, M.P.A., Partner, Vice President and Senior Consultant of Morris & McDaniel, has been with our firm since 1977. Mr. Nassar works closely with our clients as Project Director; company and project liaison; project management; test administration; and the training and monitoring of scoring procedures. In addition, Mr. Nassar oversees personnel and company contracts.
Roger H. McMillin, JR., J.D.
Roger H. McMillin, JR., J.D., retired from his position as Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of the State of Mississippi, which he served on from 1995 until his retirement in 2004. Mr. McMillin joined the firm of Morris & McDaniel in 2004 as Vice President of Operations and General Counsel. Mr. McMillin oversees government and client contracts; project management; conducts test administration; and conducts training and monitoring of scoring procedures.
Thomas V. Fuentes, B.A.
Thomas V. Fuentes, B.A., Vice President for International Development of Morris & McDaniel, has been with our firm since 2013. Mr. Fuentes served as Senior Law Enforcement Analyst for CNN. He served as Assistant Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). His 29-year career in the FBI included 11 years as a member of the U.S. Government’s Senior Executive Service. Mr. Fuentes directed the Office of International Operations, which oversaw offices at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and 76 Legal Attaché offices in the U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide. He also served as a member of INTERPOL’s Executive Committee.
Lana Prudhomme Whitlow, PH.D.
Lana Prudhomme Whitlow, PH.D., Lead Psychometrician and New Orleans Regional Office Director, has been with our firm since 1990. Dr. Whitlow conducts psychological screening interviews of police applicants for our clients in the Greater New Orleans area as well as executive management assessments for our private New Orleans clientele and has served as an expert witness for law enforcement testing for selection.
Jeffrey Rain, PH.D.
Jeffrey Rain, PH.D., Senior Consultant, has been with our firm since 1989. Dr. Rain’s primary focus is in the areas of validation, fairness, and evaluation of employment decision processes. He has developed and validated numerous types of assessment tools (e.g., tests, exercises, interviews, simulations) designed to demonstrate individuals’ aptitude, achievement, or mastery of diverse skills and knowledge. He has conducted large sample norming studies for Morris & McDaniel assessments that are used throughout the U.S. and internationally. He also provides litigation support, including consultations for statistical analysis, expert witness preparation, and testimony. He earned his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, with Minors in Applied Statistics and Clinical Psychology.
Kimberly N. Anderson M.S.
Kimberly N. Anderson M.S., Senior Consultant of Morris & McDaniel, has been with our firm since 2000. Ms. Anderson works closely with departments in the capacity of project manager and liaison; develops and administers written, knowledge-based exams and assessment exercises; participates in the administration and scoring of assessment centers; and conducts candidate orientation sessions, test and exercise administration training, and assessor training.
Judith Thompson, M.ED.
Judith Thompson, M.ED., Senior Consultant and Licensed Psychometrist of Morris & McDaniel, has been with our firm since 2000. Ms. Thompson works closely with departments in the capacity of project manager and liaison, conducts statistical analyses of data, writes technical reports, and conducts psychological evaluations.
Molly C. McDonald, B.A.
Molly C. McDonald, B.A., Senior Consultant of Morris & McDaniel, has been with our firm since 2003. Ms. McDonald works closely with departments in the capacity of project manager and liaison; supervises the production of all on-line testing materials; maintains all electronic records pertaining to the contract of on-line testing; participates in data compilation and organization for statistical reports; develops and administers written, knowledge-based exams and assessment exercises; and participates in the administration and scoring of assessment centers.
Mayra Prado, M.S.
Mayra Prado, M.S., Senior Consultant of Morris & McDaniel, has been with our firm since 2009. Ms. Prado works closely with departments in the capacity of project manager and liaison; conducts the administration and scoring of assessment centers; supervises scoring procedures, such as compiling and verifying data; and creating feedback reports and final lists.
Elizabeth Wood Wilson, B.A.
Linda Stephens, M.B.A.
Linda Stephens, M.B.A., Consultant of Morris & McDaniel, has been with our firm since 2002. Ms. Stephens conducts assessor recruitment, serving as our company liaison with departments throughout the U.S. In addition, she assists in the administration of written tests and performance-based assessments, assessor training and monitoring of the scoring process by assessors.
Susan Dahl, Executive Administrative Assistant to David M. Morris, Ph.D., J.D., has been with Morris & McDaniel since 1999. Ms. Dahl is the liaison between Dr. Morris and clients as well as internal staff at all levels. In addition, she reviews all assessment administration, training and scoring materials; prepares candidate orientation material and presentations; manages and maintains Dr. Morris' schedules, appointments and travel arrangements; reviews operating practices and implements improvements; and manages and maintains professional licenses.
Jonathan Veldhorst, B.S.
Jonathan Veldhorst, B.S., Consultant of Morris & McDaniel, has been with our firm since 2018. Mr. Veldhorst assists in the development and review of written, knowledge-based exams and assessment exercises; participates in the administration and scoring of assessment centers; compiles and verifies data; and creates feedback reports and final lists.
Kristi R. Johnson, A.B.A
Kristi R. Johnson, A.B.A, Scoring Consultant of Morris & McDaniel, has been with our firm since 2017. Ms. Johnson works closely with testing clients, verifying scores and creating score reports; works with subject matter experts in the areas of job analyses and in multiple phases in the development of written multiple-choice tests; participates in the administration and scoring of assessment centers; and develops administration and scoring material for assessment centers.
Steven Watkins, IT Consultant of Morris & McDaniel, has been with our firm since 2019. Mr. Watkins specializes in equipment and technology, ensuring that our firm operates with the most up-to-date resources. Mr. Watkins provides dynamic IT support in various settings such as at assessment centers, and assists IT Director Adam Lester in the planning and implementation of IT initiatives and systems.
Elle Pickrell, B.S.
Elle Pickrell, B.S., Consultant of Morris & McDaniel, has been with our firm since 2019. Ms. Pickrell works closely with Senior Consultants in project management and communication facilitation; participates in the administration and scoring of assessment centers; and works with subject matter experts in the areas of job analyses and in multiple phases of the development of written, knowledge-based exams, and assessment exercises. In addition, she assists with developing marketing strategies and producing marketing materials for the firm.