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University of Southern California
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USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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William Morgan PhD

William Morgan PhD

Professor Emeritus of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

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William Morgan received his PhD in 1977 from the University of Minnesota with a major concentration in philosophy. He has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and two major books as well as edited and co-edited several published anthologies. He has also presented numerous scholarly papers to national and international conferences. In 2006 his book, Why Sports Morally Matter, was runner-up for the best book award from the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport. In 1994 he was awarded the Distinguished Scholar Award by the International Association of the Philosophy of Sport, elected as a Fellow to the American Academy of Kinesiology and was one of 10 winners of the Chancellor’s Research Award at the University of Tennessee. In 1988 he was awarded a Senior Fulbright Research Award to conduct research at the University of Marburg in what was then West Germany.

Research Interests

Dr. Morgan’s major research interests are focused on ethics, critical theory and political theory. Most of his work has been devoted to the study of popular culture, especially contemporary sports and the Olympic Games. He is also currently at work on a number of papers that deal specifically with occupational science.

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Selected Publications

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