Forensic & Correctional Psychology
Robert Morgan, Ph.D.
Dr. Morgan received his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, M.S. in clinical psychology from Fort Hays State University, and Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Oklahoma State University (1999). He completed a predoctoral internship at the Federal Correctional Institution - Petersburg, Virginia and a postdoctoral fellowship in forensic psychology at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Missouri-Kansas City and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Dr. Morgan joined the psychology department at Texas Tech University in 2000. He is the John G. Skelton, Jr. Regents Endowed Professor in the Department of Psychology.
Dr. Morgan's research interests are in correctional mental health, specifically treatment of mentally disordered offenders, and professional development/training issues. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the Center for Behavioral Health Services & Criminal Justice Research. Dr. Morgan was the 2003 recipient of the Early Career Achievement Award presented by Division 18 (Psychologists in Public Service) of the American Psychological Association and the 2006 Outstanding Contribution to Science Award presented by the Texas Psychological Association. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), and Past-President of the division of Psychologists in Public Service (APA).
In addition to his Texas Tech duties, Dr. Morgan is also the Director of Forensic Services at StarCare Specialty Health System (a position he has held for approximately 10 years). In this role, Dr. Morgan assisted in the development and currently directs a community based forensic services program emphasizing pretrial evaluations (competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility) and a community based competency restoration program.
In addition to his professional work, Dr. Morgan enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He is passionate about the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team, and enjoys participating and coaching various sporting activities, a good game of poker, and cheesy action adventure movies.
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