Ron Morgan

Associate Professor
School of Education

Ron Morgan


Department of Counseling and Human Services


North University Hall
Room 125 A
P: 909.748.8801

To help every student I work with become the best counselor, teacher and/or administrator possible and instill in them the ultimate responsibility they will have advocating for each and every student they will come in contact with motivates me as an educator.

Area(s) of Expertise

The theoretical and practical application of effective educational leadership which promotes being an agent of change as a counselor, teacher or administrator. This includes expertise and awareness in current social issues related to school safety, suicide prevention, anti-bullying, drug prevention, promoting social justice, and advocating for the success of all students.

Professional Background Highlights

Recent research has included presentations and workshops in the following areas: 1) The Various Roles of the High School Counselor

2) The Counselor as a Collaborator in Promoting Student Mental Health

3) African-American Student Experiences in Continuation Schools

4) Issues 1.5 Generation Female Mexican Students Face

5) Various Approaches to Bullying Prevention and Intervention

6) Promoting Social Justice Behavior in Education Settings

7) Training School Leaders in Promoting Educational Justice.

Background highlights included being

1) High School Counselor

2) High School Principal

3) Director of Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health programs

4) Therapist in private practice

5) U o R Professor.

Degrees Held/Licensures

Ed.D in Educational Administration and Leadership

M.S. in Marital and Family Therapy

B.S. in Behavioral Sciences

Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) in California since 1980

Credentialed as a School Counselor (PPS) in California since 1979.


Recent articles in peer reviewed journals:

1. "Erin Gruwell: Change Agent for Social Justice," Journal of Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, January 2014 with Peter Lock.

2. "Examining Outcomes of Acute Psychiatric Hospitalization Among Children," Social Work in Mental Health Journal, 10:205-232, 2012, with Priya Tharayil (lead author), Sigrid James and Kimberly Freeman.

3. "Training School Leaders who will Promote Educational Justice," journal of the California Association of Professors of Educational Administration, Fall 2006 with Jose Lalas (lead author).

Chapter in book:

"Social Issues for Infants, Children and Adolescents," Many Voices: An Introduction to Social Issues. Andrews University Press, 2007 with M. Catherin Freier (lead author).

Professional Affiliations

California Association of School Counselors

California Education Research Association

American School Counseling Association

California Association of Marital and Family Therapists


  • Recipient of Achievement Award for Treatment for San Bernardino County, 1996
  • Nominated for U of R's Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching in both 2004 and 2005.