Dr. Ronald Morgan

Brief Bio
Dr. Ronald D. Morgan
Dr. Morgan•s career began as a high school counselor and later become a school administrator. After receiving his doctorate in Educational Leadership, he joined the faculty at the University of Redlands, where he served as Director of the School Counseling program and then Associate Dean. He also co-chaired the committee that created an Ed.D. program at Redlands and went on to chair dissertation committees. Dr. Morgan joined the faculty at National University in 2018, as the lead for the educational counseling program, at the Costa Mesa campus.
Dr. Morgan•s research has explored: youth social issues, the many roles of school counselors, social justice leaders, educational change agents and school counselors as leaders. Recently, he has researched the school counselor•s role in SEL, school counselor identity, and asynchronous learning in a school counseling program. His research has culminated in book chapters, numerous journal articles and a multitude of conference presentations


  • American Educational Research Association
  • American School Counselors Association
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • California Association of Professors of Educational Administration
  • Calif School Counselor Assoc
  • California Educational Research Association


  • Goodyear, R., Mitchell, R., Both Gragg, J., Mirci, P., & Morgan, R.. (2016). School Setting Behavior that Characterizes Social Justice: An Empirical Approach to Clarify and Illustrate the Concept. online journal of the American Education Research,
  • Morgan, R. & Lock, P.. (2014). Erin Gruwell: Change Agent for Social Justice. The Journal of Educational Leadership and Administ,
  • Tharayil, P., James, S., Morgan, R. & Freeman, K.. (2012). Examining Outcomes of Acute Psychiatric Hospitalization Among Children. Social Work in Mental Health, 10: 205-232.
  • Morgan, R. & Dobbins, P.. (2007). The Efficacy of an Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program for Children Exhibiting Moderate to Severe Behavioral Problems. Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center’s.
  • Freier, C & Morgan, R.. (2007). Social Issues for Infants, Children and Adolescents. Many Voices: An Introduction to Social Issues.


  • Morgan, R. (2018). Voices from the Field: Exploring Teachers and Counselors as School Leaders. Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.
  • Morgan, R. (2017). How Teacher and Counselor Leaders Can Help School Administrators Create a Culture of Success. Lecture presented at the California Association of Professors of Educational Administration’s (CAPEA) Fall 2017 Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Morgan, R. (2016). Effective School Mental Health Programs. Poster presented at the 20th annual conference on Advancing School Mental Health, San Diego, CA.
  • Morgan, R. (2016). Various Roles of the High School Counselor in California. Paper presented at the Orange County chapter of the California Association of School Counselors (CASC), Santa Ana, CA.
  • Morgan, R. (2015). Issues 1.5 Generation Mexican Female Students Face. Poster presented at the California Educational Research Association’s (CERA) annual conference, Anaheim, CA.
Ronald Morgan

Contact Information

Dr. Ronald Morgan

College: Sanford College of Education

Department: Applied Behavior Analysis, School Psychology, & Educational Counseling

[email protected]

(714) 429-5143

Costa Mesa Campus


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