Assistant Professor of Health Service Psychology,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities
Valerie Morgan, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of health service psychology. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a master’s degree and doctorate in educational psychology from The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Morgan also completed a doctoral internship at Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. Before joining the faculty of UHCL in 2018, she served as an assistant professor in the School of Education and Human Services at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. Dr. Morgan is a licensed specialist in school psychology with more than 15 years of experience in Texas public schools as an assessment specialist and psychological services provider.
Her areas of specialization include assessment of children and adolescents with academic, behavioral, emotional and developmental delays or challenges (including identification of intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and emotional disturbance), school-based behavioral consultation and intervention, and identification of learning disabilities. In addition to her interest in assessment as a tool to address barriers to learning, Dr. Morgan’s research interests include the use of social and emotional learning (SEL) interventions to positively impact school settings and student outcomes.