Kathyrn D. Morgan, Ph.D.



Associate Professor and MSCJ Program Director

University Boulevard Office Bldg.
1201 University Boulevard
Room 217
Birmingham, AL 35294-4562

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Phone: 205 934-2069

Fax: 205- 934-2067

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Dr. Morgan is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) program. In addition, she is both the Affirmative Action Officer for the recently created College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and the College's Diversity Officer.

Dr. Morgan's research interests include corrections, specifically probation and parole, and correctional health care policy. A recently developed line of research focuses on the death penalty and its application both nationally and in Alabama.

Her research has appeared in such journals as Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Federal Probation, Justice Quarterly and the Journal of Criminal Justice.
Ph.D. (1991), Criminology, Florida State University.
M.A. (1976), Sociology, Texas Woman's University.
B.S. (1975), Sociology, Texas Women's University.
Research Interests:
Criminal justice policy
Race and Crime

Teaching Interests:
Criminological theory
Violence & Crime
Race & Crime

Recent Courses Taught:
Seminar in Theory I (JS601)
Seminar in Theory II (JS602)
Crime and Criminality (JS101)
Probation and Parole (JS342)
Violence: An American Tradition (JS460/560)
Recent Publications:
Morgan, Kathryn D. (2011). Probation and Parole: Beyond Theory. Forthcoming. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Morgan, Kathryn D. and Brent L. Smith (2008). "Impact of Race on Parole Release Decisions." Justice Quarterly 25(2):411-435.