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Alexander Morris-Wood

Vice President of Program Development and Global Partnerships; Dean of Admissions for the Center for College Readiness

352-638-9777 Ext. 177amorriswood@beaconcollege.edu


  • Ed.D. from the University of Missouri: Educational Policy (in progress)
  • M.S. from Post University: Mental Health Counseling
  • B.A. from Connecticut College: History and American Studies

About Alexander Morris-Wood

“Beacon College challenges the norms of higher education model through our student-centered programming, family collaboration, and supportive work environment. Working at a college that fosters innovation to enhance the student experience is truly an honor.”

Alexander (Alex) Morris-Wood is the vice president of the division of program development and global partnerships at Beacon College. In this new role for the College, he oversees the development and integration of non-credit and auxiliary programs, including the Center for College Readiness, transition counseling, pre-college programs, admissions, and non-traditional programs and outreach.

Morris-Wood joined Beacon College in 2018 and created and implemented Navigator PREP, the country’s first virtual transition-to-college program for students with learning and attention issues. Since 2018, Navigator PREP has expanded, now working with high school juniors (Navigator PREP Jr.) and college students (Navigator PREP – College Coaching). Additionally, Morris-Wood has developed Beacon Foundations, a live, virtual online semester program for students who learn differently, and several other short-term programs focused on social and academic development for current high school students.

He has been a contributor to other College initiatives including Project Discovery with the Sharjah Center for Learning Difficulties and more recently, the design and implementation of the Triadic Developmental Model, which allows for a more holistic wrap-around support model for Beacon students. Morris-Wood has designed training programs for state and private colleges and consults with high schools to evaluate their transition model and curriculum. He is now designing curricula for school districts to support dual enrollment for students with learning differences.

With 15 years of experience in special education, Morris-Wood previously worked in the private school sector with students with Asperger’s Syndrome and nonverbal learning disabilities as a teacher, department chair, assistant dean of students, and director of transition programming. He presents nationally and internationally on topics related to systemic barriers in higher education for students with learning disabilities.

Morris-Wood was identified as one of the Top 100 Educational Leaders in America by the Global Forum for Education and Learning.

He has a bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College in history and American studies, a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Post University and is pursuing his doctorate in educational policy from the University of Missouri.