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  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, Santa Cruz, Calif., 2008
  • Master of Arts, University of California, Santa Cruz, Calif., 2005
  • Master of Social Work, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2002
  • Bachelor of Arts, Occidental College, Los Angeles, Calif., 2001

Research Interests

  • Adolescent and emerging adult sexual and romantic relationship development
  • Sexual orientation/identity development, specifically bisexual and heterosexual identity development
  • Social contexts of sexual development (e.g., parent-child relationships, peers, and media)
  • Narrative identity studies and methodologies

Courses Taught

  • Interviewing and Counseling
  • Research Methods
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Child Development and Therapy
  • Lifespan Human Development
  • Doctoral Dissertation Research Courses
  • Internship and Seminar

Certifications and Memberships

  • Chair, Safe Zone Committee, Springfield College
  • Member, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, Springfield College
  • Faculty Advisor, Psychology Club & Psi Chi Honor Society
  • Past President, Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood
  • President, International Society for Research on Identity
  • Associate Editor, Emerging Adulthood
  • Consulting Editor, Journal of Sex Research
  • Contributing Editor, Psychology of Women Quarterly
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

Selected Works

Presentations

Morgan, E. M., Davis-Delano, L.R., & Parent, M. C. (2019, October). An inductive analysis of young adults’ conceptions of femininity and masculinity and comparison to established gender inventories. Paper presented at the biennial conference for the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood, Toronto, Canada.

Morgan, E. M. (2019, May). Sexual identity development in the context of master narratives: Stories from emerging adults in the United States. Paper presented at the biennial conference for the International Society for Research on Identity, Naples, Italy.

Morgan, E. M., Davis-Delano, L. R., & Johnson, S. K. (2018, March). Some of my best friends are gay: How LGB exposure and attitudes impact heterosexual identity development among young men. Poster presented at the annual conference for the International Society for Research on Identity, Minneapolis, MN.

Morgan, E. M., Davis-Delano, L. R., & Johnson, S. K. (2017, November). Beliefs about masculinity, heterosexual marking, and heterosexual identity development among emerging adult men. Paper presented at the biennial conference for the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood, Washington, DC in paper symposium “Sexual and Gender Identity among Emerging Adults.”

Morgan, E. M. & Davis-Delano, L. R. (2016, March). Heterosexual identity development in the context of suspicion regarding sexual orientation identities. Paper presented at the biennial conference for the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD in paper session “Sexual Orientation: Measurement, Health Outcomes, and Person-Context Fit”.

Davis-Delano, L. R. (2016, March). Bisexuality obscured: Dichotomous and antonymous cultural conceptions of sexual orientation revealed and reinforced by heterosexual marking. Paper presented at the annual conference for the Eastern Sociological Society, Boston, MA in paper session “LGBTQ Liberation and Those Who are Left Out”.

Morgan, E. M. & Davis-Delano, L. R. (2015, October). Behaviors that mark heterosexuality as motivated by and maintaining heterosexism. Paper presented at the biennial conference for the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood, Miami, FL in paper symposium “Navigating sexual messages from peers, partners, and media: The role of emerging adults’ own sexual values, communication, and behaviors.”

Davis-Delano, L. R., & Morgan, E. M. (2015, August). Exploring gender differences in heterosexual marking. Paper presented at the annual conference for the American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL in paper session “Straight Sexualities: Critical Perspectives.”

Morgan, E. M., & Davis-Delano, L R. (2015, May). Heterosexual marking and what it reveals about heterosexual identity. Paper presented at the annual conference for the Society for Research on Identity Development, Bellingham, WA.

Publications

Parent, M. C., Davis-Delano, L. R., & Morgan, E. M., Woznicki, N. W., & Denson-Floyd, A. (2020). An inductive analysis of young adults’ conceptions of femininity and masculinity and comparison to established gender inventories. Gender Issues, 37, 1-24.

Davis-Delano, L. R., Bosson, J., Kuchynka, S., & Morgan, E. M. (2020). Heterosexual people’s reactions to same-sex romantic or sexual overtures: The role of attitudes about sexual orientation and gender. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 49 (7), 2561-2573.

Morgan, E. M. (2019). Same-sex relationships and LGBTQ youth. In J. Jewell (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development.

Syed, M., Zurbriggen, E. L., Chemers, M. M., Goza, B. K., Bearman, S., Crosby, F. J., Shaw, J. M., Hunter, L., & Morgan, E. M. (2019). The role of self‐efficacy and identity in mediating the effects of STEM support experiences. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy (ASAP), 19(1), 7–49.

Morgan, E. M. (2019). Does your research really matter? Revitalizing public engagement in the study of emerging adulthood. Emerging Adulthood, 7, 383-390. doi 10.1177/2167696818782308

Davis-Delano, L. R., Morgan, E. M., Gillard, A., & Davis, C. V. (2017). When heterosexuality is questioned: Stifling suspicion through public display of heterosexual identity. Journal of Homosexuality. doi 10.1080/00918369.2017.1387465

Davis-Delano, L. R., & Morgan, E. M. (2016). Heterosexual identity management: How social context affects heterosexual marking practices. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 16, 299-318.

Morgan, E. M., & Davis-Delano, L. R. (2016). How public displays of heterosexuality reflect and reinforce gender stereotypes, gender differences, and gender inequality. Sex Roles, 75, 257-271.

Morgan, E. M., & Davis-Delano, L. R. (2016). Heterosexual marking and binary cultural conceptions of sexual orientation. Journal of Bisexuality, 16, 125-143.

Morgan, E. M. (2015). Sexual identity and orientation. In J. J. Arnett (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Emerging Adulthood (pp. 262-279). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.