Areas of Expertise
Women's reproductive health issues, specifically the social and psychological effects of pregnancy loss and infertility; gerontology; and the intersection of social work and service learning
Dr. Peggy Morton's professional interests include women's reproductive health issues, specifically the social and psychological effects of pregnancy loss and infertility; gerontology; and the integration of social work and service learning. She has delivered a number of professional papers on psychological and social aspects of infertility and pregnancy loss and on the intersection of social work and service learning.
Her practice experience includes clinical work with children and adolescents, the elderly, and terminally ill patients and their families in both private and public (agency-based) settings.
Dr. Morton teaches bachelor’s- and master’s-level courses in human behavior and practice. She has developed and taught service learning courses to the wider University undergraduate community. She has had extensive experience both as a field instructor and faculty advisor in both the undergraduate and graduate social work programs and serves as advisor to two student groups, Next Steppers and the Global Social Work Collective, and has been a faculty affiliate to five undergraduate dorms.