Mrs. Emma W. Morris

Mrs. Emma W. Morris

Adjunct Instructor of Business



  • Emory University, B.A. cum laude, Atlanta, GA
  • La Sorbonne, Paris IV, Paris, France
  • University of South Carolina, M.B.A., International Marketing, Columbia, SC

Academic Experience

  • Point University (formerly Atlanta Christian College), West Point, GA
    • 2008-May 2013: Vice president for advancement (marketing, communications, alumni relations, church relations and fund raising)
    • 2006-Present: Adjunct business professor (traditional and adult programs)

Teaching Specializations

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Branding
  • Sales and Sales Management
  • Global Business
  • Business as Mission
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Planning
  • Change Management

Ministry & Professional Experience

  • CEO Assignments
    • 2003: TAG (Technology Association of Georgia), turnaround interim CEO, Atlanta, GA
    • 1999-2001: VistaScape Technology (now a part of Siemens), founding CEO, Atlanta, GA
    • 1998-2000: ShipPoint (defunct), founding CEO, Atlanta, GA
    • 1995-1996: Synchrologic (now a part of Intellisync), founding CEO, Atlanta, GA
  • Dun & Bradstreet Software (Formerly Management Science America), Atlanta, GA
    • 1989-1991: Vice President, Strategic Marketing
    • 1989-1990: Vice President, Latin American Operations
    • 1987-1989: Vice President, Marketing
    • 1986-1987: Vice President, Logistics Consulting Operations
    • 1985-1986: Director of Industry Marketing
  • Ernst & Whinney
    • 1983-1985: Senior Manager; launched national Logistics Practice; Atlanta, GA
  • Cambar Business Systems
    • 1981-1983: Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Charleston, SC
  • IBM Corporation, Columbia, SC and Charleston, SC
    • 1978-1981: New Account Sales
    • 1976-1978: Systems Engineer
  • Boards of Directors:
    • Yakabod, Frederick, MD, 2002-present
    • H. Milton Haggard Foundation (Center for New Testament Textual Studies), New Orleans, LA, 2005-present
    • High Tech Ministries, Atlanta, GA, 1994-2010
    • Ministry Ventures, Inc., Atlanta, GA, 2002-2007 (Chairman, 2007)
    • Louisiana Technology Council, New Orleans, LA, 2003-2006
    • Technology Association of Georgia, Atlanta, GA, 2003-2005
    • Business & Technology Alliance, Atlanta, GA, 1996-1999
    • RegalWorks, Washington DC, 2002-2005
    • Modatech (NASDAQ), Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1992-sale of company in 1996
    • Synchrologic, Atlanta, GA, 1995-1997; sold to Intellisync in 2003
    • InfoWave/Novient, Atlanta, GA, 1996-1999; sold to Solution 6 in 2002
    • Crossroads Career Network, Atlanta, GA, 1993-2001
  • Advisory Boards:
    • Lead Mentor for GigTank, a program offered by Co-Lab, Chattanooga, TN
    • Lead Mentor for The TENN, a program offered by Launch Tennessee, Chattanooga/Nashville, TN
    • Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), Atlanta, GA, 2007-2011
    • Advisory Board Member, Apartment Life, Dallas, TX, 2007-2010
    • Council of Advisors, Primus Consulting, Atlanta, GA, 1993-2000
    • Advisory Board for several early stage technology companies (including Knowlagent/Intradiem, AtWork/ADP, SteeleSuccess, ShipPoint)
  • Other:
    • Home School Association, Regional debate finals judge, 2012
    • Tulane University, School of Entrepreneurship, business plan competition judge, 2007-2008
    • Mentor, PathBuilders, Atlanta, GA, since 1996
    • Member, Technology Association of Georgia, since 1993
    • Women Corporate Directors (WCD), Atlanta, GA, since 2005
    • American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, SE Region, worked with Israeli start-ups to forge partnerships with US companies
    • Atlanta Executive Women's Forum, Atlanta, GA, since 1989
    • Mentor, Ambassador (Leadership Development) Program, High Tech Ministries, Atlanta, GA
    • Coach, Kaufman Foundation FastTrac program, ATDC, Atlanta, GA

Membership in Academic Organizations

  • Participant in CAHEA (Christian Adult Higher Education Association)
  • Participant in CCCU (Council for Christian Colleges and Universities)
  • Participant in SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools)

Denominational & Community Service

  • Ambassador/Mentor for High Tech Ministries
  • Marketplace Bible study leader
  • Member of Marketplace Leaders Network

Publications & Presentations

  • Jesseph, L. N., & Morris, E. W. (forthcoming). The social side of the 7S Model: Where social media and social capital connect. In C. D. Johnson (Ed.), Social Capital: Theory, measurement, and outcomes. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishing, 2012.
  • Morris, Emma W. (2010) Wingtips for Women: Success Without Compromise. Atlanta: JEM Group Publishing, Inc.
  • Published in national technology magazines including InformationWeek, IBM’s Beyond Computing and Life@Work and numerous local and regional newspapers and magazines.
  • Frequent speaker for entrepreneurism, change management, company start-up and managing rapid growth, and career development
    • Eastman Kodak Leadership Series, Blue Ridge Conference, 2011
    • Auburn University’s OLLIE Series on global marketplace trends, 2009-2010
    • Recent radio interviews (Os Hillman’s Marketplace Leaders, WLKF 1430’s REAL Success, Lakeland, FL)

Special Recognitions

  • Top 20 Techies to Know in Atlanta, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta, GA
  • Women in Technology Honoree, Atlanta, GA
  • Women of Achievement, Success Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
  • Nominee for Small Business Owner of the Year, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta, GA