Dr. Morgan teaches Russian language and culture at the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN. He's particularly interested in cross-cultural issues and has explored in a variety of ways the experience of American Finns in Soviet Russia. He also co-authored an advanced grammar of English (in Russian) that was published in Russia in a second edition in 2001. (The first edition was published in 1997.)
Professor Morgan founded and directed (with Russian colleagues) a series of summer language camps for college students. The camps are held in Russia for American students and at St. Scholastica for Russians in alternating years. The program marks its 23rd year in 2012 and is now directed by Dr. Karen Rosenflanz.
Dr. Morgan has a particular interest in the international aspects of peace and justice issues. He was involved in the development of the Duluth International Peace Center, a citizens' group that functioned for many years in the 1990s to foster international cooperation and peacemaking at the grass roots level. And he was a charter member of the Duluth City Cities Commission. He is currently involved in helping to develop a relationship with citizens in a city in northern Iraq.
Courses that he regularly teaches include Russian language and literature classes, honors courses with a peace and justice theme, contemporary Russian and European culture, philosophy and a course on peaceful resolution of international conflict.
Professor Morgan is the director of the Alworth Center for the Study of Peace & Justice, which regularly brings nationally known speakers to campus. Topics that the Center has addressed in the past few years include issues connected with food, energy, the environment, wealth & poverty, war & peace, democracy and the media.