Paul L. Morgan
Ph.D. in Education and Human Development (Quantitative Methods cognate), Vanderbilt
University, Nashville, TN (2004).
Master’s in Teaching in Special (Certified for grades K-12 in Learning Disabilities) and
Elementary (Certified for grades K-8) Education, Curry School of Education, University of
Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (1997)
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and History, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (1992), Cum
laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Philosophy and History Departmental Honors.
Paul L. Morgan, Ph.D., is the Empire Innovation Professor, Social and Health Equity Endowed Professor, Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior, School of Public Health, and Inaugural Director of the Institute for Social and Health Equity, University at Albany, SUNY. Dr. Morgan’s work investigates disparities in disability identification and treatment during childhood including for ADHD, learning disabilities, speech language impairments, and autism. Additional work examines schoolchildren's mental and behavioral health. Dr. Morgan's work has appeared in Pediatrics, Journal of Pediatrics, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Psychiatry Research, Child Development, Developmental Psychology, Early Childhood Research Quarterly, and the Journal of Learning Disabilities. Dr. Morgan’s findings on health and educational equity have been reported on in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, Politico, CBS News, NPR, NBC News, Fox News, USA Today, Forbes, Bloomberg, the Atlantic, Kaiser Health News, and Salon as well as repeatedly cited by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, and the U.S Commission on Civil Rights. His research has been supported by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, and the Spencer Foundation.
More about Paul L. Morgan:
1. Research cited in the American Psychiatric Association’s (2022) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5-Text Revision (DSM-5-TR), section on ADHD’s cultural-related diagnostic issues.
2. Top Scientist, Psychology, Research.com, psychology, based on h-index, publications, and citations.
3. Among the World’s Top 1% of Scientists by publication and citation count, 2021.
4. 2021 Fellow of the American Educational Research Association.
5. Distinguished Research Award (2018), American Educational Research Association, Division E (Human Development).
6. Most Read Educational Research Article (#4), Educational Researcher, for Morgan, P. L., Farkas, G., Hillemeier, M. M., & Maczuga, S. (2017). Replicated evidence of racial and ethnic disparities in disability identification in U.S. schools. Educational Researcher, 46, 305- 322.
7. Most Read Educational Research Article (#4) of 2016, American Educational Research Association for Morgan, P. L., Farkas, G., Hillemeier, M. M., & Maczuga, S. (2016). Science achievement gaps begin early, persist, and are largely explained by modifiable factors. Educational Researcher, 45, 18-35.
8. Most Read Educational Research Article of 2015 (#1), American Educational Research Association for Morgan, P. L., Farkas, G., Hillemeier, M. M., Mattison, R., Maczuga, S., Li, H., & Cook, M. (2015). Minorities are disproportionately underrepresented in special education: Longitudinal evidence across five disability conditions. Educational Researcher, 44, 278-292.
9. Most Read Educational Research Article (#3) of 2014 for Morgan, P. L., Farkas, G., & Maczuga, S. (2015). Which instructional practices most help 1st grade students with and without mathematics difficulties? Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 37, 184-205.
10. Most Read Study published in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis (2014-present) for Morgan, P. L., Farkas, G., & Maczuga, S. (2015). Which instructional practices most help 1st grade students with and without mathematics difficulties? Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 37, 184-205.
11. Mentor, National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Pre-dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellows, (2016, 2017).
12. Distinguished Researcher Award, American Educational Research Association Special Education Special Interest Group (2015)
13. University Teaching Award, Nominee (2014, independently initiated by undergraduate students)
14. Outstanding Reviewer, Review of Educational Research, American Educational Research Association, 2013
15. Distinguished Early Career Award, Division of Research, Council for Exceptional Children (2012)
16. Outstanding Senior Researcher Award, College of Education, Penn State (2012)
17. National Institutes of Health’s Office of Loan Repayment and Scholarship Award for Pediatric Research (2005-2007, competitively renewed 2007-2009)
Areas of research expertise:
- Maternal and child health
- Minority health disparities
- Health policy
- School mental health
- Quantitative methods