Morgan, Gordon D. 1931–
Morgan, Gordon D. 1931–
(Gordon Daniel Morgan)
PERSONAL: Born October 31, 1931, in Mayflower, AR; son of Roosevelt and Georgia (Madlock) Morgan; married Izola Preston, 1957; children: Marsha, Brian, Marian, Bryce (deceased). Ethnicity: "Black American." Education: Arkansas AM & N College, B.A., 1953; University of Arkansas, M.A., 1956; attended University of Minnesota, 1957–59; Washington State University, Ph.D., 1963. Religion: United Methodist. Hobbies and other interests: Singing.
ADDRESSES: Home—947 Oak Manor Dr., Fayetteville, AR 72703. Office—University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701; fax: 501-575-7981. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, professor of sociology, 1969–, became University Professor; Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO, teacher for East Africa Project, 1965–69. Conducted research in Kampala, Uganda, 1963–65. Northwest Arkansas Choral Symphony, tenor. Military service: U.S. Army, Artillery. 1953–68; became first lieutenant.
MEMBER: Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists, Arkansas Sociological and Anthropological Association (president), Rotary-Downtown Fayetteville.
AWARDS, HONORS: W.E.B. DuBois Award, Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists; Paul Harris fellow.
African Vignettes: Notes of an American Negro Family in East Africa, New Scholars Press (Jefferson City, MO), 1967.
The Ghetto College Student: A Descriptive Essay on College Youth from the Inner City, American College Testing Program (Iowa City, IA), 1970.
America without Ethnicity, Kennikat Press (Port Washington, NY), 1981.
Introductory Sociology: Lectures, Readings, and Exercises, Century Twenty One Publishing (Saratoga, CA), 1981.
Lawrence A. Davis, Arkansas Educator, Associated Faculty Press (Millwood, NY), 1985.
Ida Rowland Bellegrade, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY), 1990.
(With wife, Izola Preston) The Edge of Campus: A Journal of the Black Experience at the University of Arkansas, University of Arkansas Press (Fayetteville, AR), 1990.
Tilman C. Cothran, Second Generation Sociologist, Wyndham Hall Press (Bristol, IN), 1994.
Toward an American Sociology: Questioning the European Construct, Praeger (Westport, CT), 1997.
Also author of numerous other works.
WORK IN PROGRESS: The Firing of Nolan Richardson at Arkansas; Africa Student Reader.
SIDELIGHTS: Gordon D. Morgan once told CA: "There is so much to know and say. My community had almost nothing written about it. I became interested and it expanded. When I began studying sociology I became very interested in research and writing. I feel that there is a great need for sociological writing, but not of the traditional kind. Variety and reinterpretation are needed."