Wayne H. Morse Jr.

Co-Director, ECDS

Phone: 404-727-6708

Email: wayne.morse@emory.edu


  • PhD (coursework), Education / e-Learning, Northcentral University
  • MA, International Affairs, University of Dayton
  • BS, Environmental Design, University of Michigan


Wayne lead the design efforts for the physical, organizational structure, and processes of the center. He co-leads a group of librarians, IT professionals, and students in developing projects across a wide range of fields -- from art to clinical science -- in an effort to change how scholarly work gets published, curated, and integrated into teaching.

Before working as part of the team in the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, Wayne was the director of Emory's Center for Interactive Teaching (ECIT). In this role, Wayne provided strategic direction for a facility that housed resources and provided expertise to assist teaching and research faculty throughout the university with incorporating multimedia web-based technologies into learning. The center also included an interactive classrooms, collaborative areas, and workstations designed to support digital pedagogy.

Wayne continues to consult with faculty in creation of web-based courses that incorporate instructional design principles with several types of interactive technologies including: virtual collaboration spaces, videoconferencing, digital audio and video on-demand, online testing, surveys and student progress tracking. He also teaches faculty and graduate students in a series of classes on coding for the web, website design, teaching with technology, and creating online assessments and assignments focusing on learner-oriented results.

Wayne's previous duties with Emory include senior multimedia developer and senior project manager for technological innovation. As part of this role, Wayne evaluated and recommended university-wide web-based information and instruction systems to be used in teaching and research. Wayne serves on several University committees focusing on the undergraduate eduation experience, web accessibility, graduate student professional development, library operations and organization, and the university's technology infrastructure. 


Wayne's research interests include:

  • Building support for 21st century researchers through blending traditional models of practice
  • Digital methods as part of public scholarship
  • Sustainable digital publishing platforms
  • Technology-enhanced teaching and learning
  • Virtual presence as part of pedagogy
  • 3D environments in research and pedagogy