Brian Morgan

Associate Professor
South Hall 229A

Dr. Morgan has been a member of the Geneseo Faculty since 2004.

Brian Morgan posing beside a vase of flowers

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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. Education: Emphasis in Literacy, Spring, 2006. State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.

  • M.S. Education (Reading Specialist), 1996. Saint Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY.

  • B.A. English Literature, January, 1983. State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.


  • Literacy Research Association

  • National Council of Teachers of English

  • International Literacy Association

  • IRA History of Reading SIG


  • Jones III, W. E., Pritting, S., & Morgan, B. (2014). Understanding availability: Usability testing of a consortial interlibrary loan catalog. Journal of Web Librarianship, 8(1), 69-87.

  • Morgan, B. (2010). New Literacies in the Classroom: Digital Capital, Student Identity, and Third Space. The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp.221-240.

  • Morgan, B. (2008). Identity presentation: The construction of identity in asynchronous discussion. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 9(3). Retrieved 2008-12-27, from FQS is a peer-reviewed multilingual on-line journal for qualitative research, established in 1999.

  • Morgan, B., & Smith, R. D. (2008). A Wiki for Classroom Writing. Reading Teacher. 62 (1), 80-82. The Reading Teacher is the most widely read journal in literacy.

Research Interests

My research focuses mainly on new literacies, multiliteracies, digital literacy, and adolescent literacy singly or in any combination.


The Keeping Kids in School Project is a research project done with the cooperation of the Rochester City School District.

I also consult with area teachers on content area literacies and the implementation of ICT and useful methods for its employment in the classroom.

Master Instructor for the Librarian Instruction Leadership Academy (LILAc) in 2012 and 2014. 


  • CURR 536: Teaching Young Adult Lit

    This course is designed to assist teachers in understanding and applying current theory in educational curriculum and in literary criticism to teaching and integrating young adult literature in grades 7-12. It will also provide the opportunity for students to read and evaluate recent adolescent literature from a variety of perspectives, including those relating to literary technique and gender and cultural differences.

  • CURR 538: Teaching Lit:Birth-6th Grade

    Stresses the importance of literature in all areas of children's (birth through sixth grade) learning and development for both typical and atypical learners. The course is designed to use literature to develop critical reading skills and to foster the appreciation of the contributions of literature to various areas of the curriculum.

  • CURR 540: Content Area Rdg/Lit-SecSchool

    The course serves as an introduction to learning text and study/learning strategies in grades 7-12. The major purpose is to better inform content area teachers about ways to use textbooks, supplementary readings, and writing/speaking/listening more effectively. Special focus is placed on differentiating text-based instruction in content subjects for diverse learners and on the role of the context area teacher in adolescents' reading and literary development.

  • EDUC 102: Welcome to the Education Major

    This is an elective introductory course for entering education majors. Related topics will be explored through discussion, workshops, and presentations and may include topics such as navigating online portfolios, using TERC library resources, exploring implications of copyright laws, and using content standards in the elementary classroom.