"Education should be rigorous, but that doesn't mean that it shouldn't be fun," says Dr. Charles Morgan. Throughout his teaching career at University of Saint Joseph, Dr. Morgan has turned his courses into mysteries that students can solve by the application of both intellectual effort and the wondrous drive of their own curiosity. Dr. Morgan adds, "Creativity has a place in the sciences, namely shedding the concept of learning by memorizing rote facts. Books have facts; that's why we keep them. It's what you do with those facts that becomes important."
Dr. Morgan finds University of Saint Joseph to be an ideal institution for the study of science. He says, "The College provides an intimate setting where I can focus my efforts, and a prized collection of dedicated and skilled faculty, staff, administration, and students with whom I can foster associations." Dr. Morgan is responsible for the creation and implementation of the Online Master's Degree program in Biology, which received a Connecticut Quality Improvement Award. He is also considered an expert in Aquatic Entomology. On a personal note, he admits to an overwhelming and continuing fascination with "wonderful, wonderful bugs."
All of Dr. Morgan's efforts are directed toward the goal of advancing women in the biological sciences. His advice to students is simple: "Allow yourself to be amazed, and keep wondering about everything."
Ph.D., State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Syracuse University
M.S., State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Syracuse University
B.A., University of California at Santa Barbara
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