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Robert Morgan

Robert Morgan, Dean, College of Health and Human Services; Professor

Clinical Psychology

Dr. Morgan completed his Ph.D. in counseling psychology at Oklahoma State University and a postdoctoral fellowship in forensic psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. After 21 years at Texas Tech University, he joined Southern Illinois University in 2021 as the Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences and as a Professor in the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Morgan’s research and scholarly activities include treatment and assessment of justice involved persons with mental illness, effects of incarceration including in restricted housing units, and forensic mental health assessment. 

His research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Justice, and the Center for Behavioral Health Services & Criminal Justice Research. He has authored or co-authored over 100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters, and authored or edited 4 books including A Treatment Program for Justice Involved Persons with Mental Illness: Changing Lives and Changing Outcomes and A Clinician’s Guide to Violence Risk Assessment. He has over 25 years of experience in correctional and forensic psychology, and consults with state and private correctional agencies to inform practice.

Representative Publications

Blank Wilson, A., Ishler, K., Morgan, B., Phillips, J., Draine, J., & Farkas, K. (in press). Examining differences in criminogenic risk levels among people with serious mental illness incarcerated in prisons and jails. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research.

Labrecque, R. M., Campbell, C. M., LaBranche, K. J., Reddy, L., Zavita, K. R., & Morgan, R. D. (in press). Administrative segregation: A review of state and federal policies. Criminal Justice Policy Review.

Olafsson, B., Morgan, R. D., & Kroner, D. G. (in press). Service Needs Inventory: Development, reliability, and preliminary validity. Psychological Services.

Scanlon F. & Morgan R. D. (in press). The active ingredients in a treatment for justice-involved persons with mental illness: The importance of addressing mental illness and criminal risk. Psychological Services.

Bolaños, A. D., Mitchell, S. M., Morgan, R. D., & Grabowski, K. E. (2020). A comparison of criminogenic risk factors and psychiatric symptomatology between psychiatric inpatients with and without criminal justice involvement. Law and Human Behavior, 44(4), 336–346.

Batastini, A. B., Morgan, R. D., Kroner, D. G., & Mills, J. F. (2019). Stepping Up, Stepping Out: A Mental Health Treatment Program for Inmates in Restrictive Housing. New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.

Kuther, T. L. & Morgan, R. D. (2019). Careers in psychology: Opportunities in a changing world (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Morgan, R. (2019). Encyclopedia of Criminal Psychology (Vol. I-IV). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Morgan, R. D., Kroner, D. G., & Mills, J. F. (2018). A treatment program for justice involved persons with mental illness: Changing Lives and Changing Outcomes. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.

Educational History

Ph.D., Oklahoma State University