Paul Morgan, professor and Harry & Marion Eberly Faculty Fellow at Penn State University, studies diverse topics ranging from education policies to the effects of specific interventkions. He and his colleagues have reported the results of their research in many different journals, including Child Development, Developmenetal Psychology, Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational Researcher, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Journal of School Psychology, and (of course), Exceptional Children.
Many scholars would give up a body part to have such a prestigious list of journals on thier curriculum vita (see Paul’s vita). Paul, however, still has both arms and legs…and a great heart. I had my first (and first hand) chance to admire his caring and kind approach to scholarship when he was a masters student at the University of Virginia in the late 1990s. Paul went on to complete doctoral studies at Vanderbilt University and has been at Penn State ever since.
If you encounter Paul at a professional meeting (or even on the street), introduce yourself. Be prepared, however, for something other than a brief, “Hi. Good to meet you. Bye.” You may wind up with Paul asking you what interests you, on what you’ve been working; it’s likely that he will know something about those interests and works and you and he will have an extended discussion.