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Robin K. Morgan

Professor of Psychology
Associate Director, Project Syllabus
University Director, Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET)
Phone: (812) 941-2298
Office Location: CV 127

Academic Background

Auburn University
Country: United States
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Major: Clinical Psychology
Auburn University
Country: United States
Degree: Master of Science
Major: Clinical Psychology
Purdue University
Country: United States
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major: Psychology and Criminal Justice
Minor: History


Being the sixth born in a family of seven created a unique outlook. Older siblings bridged generational gaps allowing me to experience both the 'baby boom' generation as well as 'generation X.' Observing the interactions between my siblings and my siblings and my parents honed my skills of observation. Being in such a large family also led me to value privacy and integrity, and respect individuality. The choice of psychology as a major in college provided confirmation that my family of origin shaped my independence and appreciation of individual differences. Studying abnormal psychology was not much different than reading my beloved fiction. In both, understanding of the choices made by individuals, the forces that shaped those choices, and the consequences of those choices were explored. Graduate studies led to clinical work in numerous hospitals and clinics allowing me to work with clients experiencing, literally, every diagnosis. Beginning at IU Southeast in the fall of 1988, I have taught more than 25 psychology courses, both face-to-face and online. Excellence in teaching, as demonstrated by enhanced student learning, is a constant goal. Teaching approaches must always be updated to maintain the attention of students. However, the basic principles of learning do not change. Today, the challenge becomes using technology in a pedagogically appropriate manner rather than as simple "bells and whistles."

Honors/awards received

  • IU P.A. Mack Award for Distinguished Service to Teaching, Honorary - 2009
  • IU Southeast Trustees Teaching Award (TTA) - 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, & 2012.
  • IU Southeast Master Teacher Recognition Award - 2005
  • IU Herman Frederic Lieber Memorial Award - 2001
  • IU Southeast Distinguished Teaching Award - 2000.
  • International Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology Award - 2000
  • IU Southeast Teaching Excellence Recognition Award (TERA) - 1996, 1997, 1998 & 1999. IU Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) - 1993.
  • Metroversity Outstanding Adult Teaching Award – 1993

Professional Interests

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Sleep and Dreams
  • Health Psychology
  • Testing and Measurements
  • Student Stalking of Faculty
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Publications Available Upon Request