Dr. David Morris

Our Founder

Since its inception in 1976, Morris & McDaniel has been at the forefront of innovative personnel solutions, guided by the visionary leadership of Dr. David Morris. As the President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Morris brings a wealth of expertise to the table, blending his diverse academic background with decades of hands-on experience.

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Trailblazer of Academia and Business

David Morris stands as a testament to the enduring power of education and the unwavering spirit of human ambition. With a Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology, specializing in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a Juris Doctorate, Dr. Morris already possessed a unique skill set that sets him apart in the field of human resource management. His multifaceted training equips him with unparalleled insight into the complex dynamics of personnel issues, particularly those related to Title VII. However, the lifelong learner that he is, at 77 years old, he embarked on a remarkable journey, becoming perhaps the oldest MBA student ever enrolled, providing him with an Executive MBA at the prestigious Yale School of Management.

Driven by a deep-seated belief in the transformative power of education, Dr. Morris sought to augment his vast experience with formal business training. His decision to pursue an MBA stemmed not from a desire for personal accolades, but from a profound sense of responsibility to the dedicated individuals who helped build his company. In Dr. Morris’s eyes, education wasn’t just about personal enrichment; it was a strategic imperative to ensure the longevity and sustainability of his firm.

With a career spanning continents and disciplines, Dr. Morris has left an indelible mark on the fields of employment testing and public safety. As the CEO and president of Morris & McDaniel Inc., he has led groundbreaking efforts in developing employment tests for a myriad of cities, both large and small, across the globe. From New York City to Selma, Alabama, and from Iraq to the Fiji Islands, his work touched the lives of countless individuals, shaping the very fabric of public service.

Under Dr. Morris’s stewardship, Morris & McDaniel has pioneered the development of personnel systems that are not only legally sound but also highly effective in facilitating strategic decision-making for management. By leveraging cutting-edge methodologies and a deep understanding of organizational psychology, the company designs solutions that are tailored to the unique needs of each client.

Dr. David Morris presenting at Interpool.

A lifelong adventurer, Dr. Morris’s thirst for knowledge extends far beyond the boardroom. From retracing the historic routes of Marco Polo to conquering iconic swims like the Hellespont, his pursuit of intellectual and physical challenges knows no bounds. Yet, amidst his daring exploits, Dr. Morris remains grounded in his commitment to leveraging his experiences for the betterment of society.

As Morris & McDaniel continues to push the boundaries of excellence in human resource management, Dr. David Morris remains steadfast in his commitment to driving positive change in the industry. With a passion for innovation and a dedication to lifelong learning, he embodies the ethos of continuous improvement and serves as a beacon of inspiration for future generations.

With each milestone he achieves, Dr. Morris defies the constraints of age and expectation, embodying the timeless adage that it’s never too late to pursue one’s dreams. He not only redefines the narrative of aging but also inspires others to embrace the boundless possibilities that come with lifelong learning.

We are dedicated to delivering excellence in service across all projects and contracts with our clients. Leveraging our expertise, qualifications, and resources, we pledge to enthusiastically address our clients' needs promptly and effectively.

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Alexandria, VA 22314

Regardless of your organization's size or mission, Morris & McDaniel stands ready to collaborate as your ally, empowering you to build a capable and motivated team poised for success.

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