The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Division of Student Services

Celia Morris

Class year: 1964
Major: Anthropology
Company/organization: Lesley University
Job title: Adjunct professor
Email: morris.celia@gmail.com

I would love to connect with students. In addition or instead of attending the Schmooze, I am available for one:one meetings during the weekend. Drop me an email and we'll arrange a time to meet. I arrive on Friday.

How did you get where you are? (e.g., education, brief work history, mentors)

see below: had no mentors or support at Reed, but had mentors in graduate school. Have gotten most jobs through contacts.

In what ways you think you can help Reed students?

I would be glad to talk with students who have no idea how they might end up using their Reed education and/or are not sure they will succeed at or after Reed. I attended Reed for four years-loved every minute (helped organize the first Westwind outing and folk danced a lot) and still keep Reed listed on my resume-but failed my qualifying exams (twice) and transferred for my final (fifth) year to Portland State. Since then I have earned master's degrees in library science (children's services), children's literature (served on the 1984 Newbery Children's Book Award Committee), a CAGS in management, and an Ed. D. in adult development with an emphasis on organizational studies from Harvard, where I also served on the editorial board of the Harvard Educational Review. (Thesis topic: well-being in midlife working women.) I have been a children's librarian and book reviewer, management education/diversity consultant, executive coach, and adjunct professor at 3 universities. It will come as no surprise that in midlife I was finally diagnosed with ADD! For the past 20 years I have been teaching at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, formerly in the Adult Baccalaureate program and currently in the Creative Arts in Learning Master's program in the Graduate School of Education, as well as advising students. I've been married for 47 years to a Reedie I met at Mt. St. Helens and we have two adult daughters.