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
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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