Edward P. Morgan

Lehigh University Political Science - Morgan
Emeritus Distinguished University Professor
Ph. D. Brandeis University, 1975


I am known to friends, family, and colleagues as Ted Morgan.  I grew up in South Hadley, Massachusetts, went to Oberlin College from 1964 to 1968 --a time that had considerable impact on my political outlook and my continuing activism-- did my graduate work in Politics at Brandeis University from 1970 to 1975, taught for a year at Oberlin College (1975-76) and was a professor of Political Science at Lehigh University from 1976 - 2016. While I have taught about 17 different classes at Lehigh, I have taught classes on Social Movements and Legacies of the 1960s, and Propaganda, Media, and American Politics for some 25 years or more. In recent years, I have taught a class on Organizing for Democracy. My writing and my teaching --as well as my active engagement in local, regional and national issues-- has been informed by my passionate belief in democracy, real democracy that empowers the people.                                                                                                                                                    

Recent Activity

Recent Book
What Really Happened to the 1960s
(Book excerpt)

Recent Articles & Op-Eds

"Fifty Years Ago: A Turning Point in Civil Rights, the 1960s and US Politics"  By Ted Morgan, Truthout

"Hidden History: The War on Poverty at 50"  By Ted Morgan, Truthout  | News Analysis

"Edward Snowden and the Media: the Big Picture" By Ted Morgan, SpeakOut Op-Ed

"Despite Election Victories, Escalating Poverty and Inequality Remain Largely Ignored" By Ted Morgan, Truthout | Op-Ed 

"Occupy Chicago 2012 - Not 1968: Oakland and Echoes of the 1960s"  By Ted Morgan, Common Dreams

"From Occupation to Democratization: A Global Turning" By Ted Morgan, Common Dreams


Ted's Blog


Background, Teaching, and Research 


Radio Interviews:




Book Talk: "First Tuesdays at the McNally-Jackson Bookstore":