Grant B. Morgan, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Quantitative Methods graduate program in the Department of Educational Psychology (EDP) at Baylor School of Education (SOE), Coordinator of the Quantitative Methods specialization graduate programs (M.A. & Ph.D.), and Associate Dean for Research for the SOE. He earned a Ph.D. in educational research and measurement from the University of South Carolina and joined the Baylor University faculty in 2012.
At the BCDD, Dr. Morgan assists in the financial and strategic planning as well as oversees the development of marketing materials. He works closely with the center director to investigate grant initiatives, increase center partnerships, and growth within the center.
Morgan’s primary areas of research interest are latent variable models, psychometrics, classification, and nonparametric statistics. Related to these, he has parallel lines of research that involve (1) methodological investigations of advanced models using Monte Carlo methods and (2) applications of advanced quantitative modeling in a variety of areas via transdisciplinary collaboration. Morgan has authored over 70 articles, manuscripts, book chapters, proceedings, and technical reports, and one book to date. His methodological works have been published in such journals as Structural Equation Modeling, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Methodology, and Language Assessment Quarterly. His transdisciplinary collaborations have appeared in such journals as Journal of Applied Measurement, Psychological Assessment, Journal of Healthcare Management, and Women’s Health Issues.
Morgan has numerous awards and nominations, including three distinguished paper awards from AERA-affiliated organizations, Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year nomination, and Division D Early Career Award nomination. Morgan is member of AERA’s Division D, Structural Equation Modeling, Multilevel Modeling, and Rasch special interest groups. Morgan previously served as a board member and treasurer of a regional AERA-affiliated organization and is currently serving as board member of another regional AERA-affiliated organization. He has served as a reviewer for NSF’s Directorate for Education & Human Resources and Directorate for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Sciences. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment and has reviewed manuscripts for Structural Equation Modeling, Methodology, Multivariate Behavioral Research, and other top-tier methodological journals.