Peggy Morton is a Clinical Associate Professor at NYU Silver. Her professional interests include psychological effects of pregnancy loss, gerontology, field education, service learning, and library-based social work services. 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. She has developed and taught service learning courses to the wider University undergraduate community. She has had extensive experience both as a field faculty member, field instructor, and faculty advisor in both the undergraduate and graduate social work programs, and has been a faculty affiliate to five undergraduate dorms. Currently, Dr. Morton serves as field instructor to interns placed in the NY Public Library system, a field placement that she created and continues to develop. She also served from 2013-2019 as the School’s Assistant Dean for Field Learning and Community Partnerships.
She earned her MSW and DSW from Hunter College School of Social Work (CUNY), and her BA from the University of Colorado.
Library-Based Field Placements: Meeting the Diverse Needs of Patrons, Including Those Experiencing Homelessness
Aykanian, A., Morton, P., Trawver, K., Victorson, L., Preskitt, S. & Street, K., Mar 26 2020, In : Journal of Social Work Education., 10 p.
Integrated health care roles for social workers
Videka, L., Ohta, B., Blackburn, A. M., Luce, V. & Morton, P., 2017. Social Work and Integrated Health Care: From Policy to Practice and Back. Stanhope, Victoria & Straussner, Shulamith Lala Ashenberg (eds.).New York: Oxford University Press
Speier, S. & Morton, P. (2015). Goodness of Fit: Factors Affecting the Supervisory Relationship. Presented at Council on Social Work Education Annual Program meeting, Denver, Colorado.
Morton, P. (2015). Enhancing Afterschool Programming Through University Community Partnership. Presented at Partnership for After School Education Annual Conference. New York, NY.
Thorning, H., Straussner, L. & Morton, P. (2012). It’s More Complicated Than That: One School’s Approach to Global Education. Presented at CSWE Annual Program Meeting, Washington D.C.
Morton, P. (2012). Service Learning Through Community Engagement: A Model for Delivery of Social Work Curriculum. Presented at NYSSWEA, Saratoga, N. Y.
Morton, P., Haskell, S. & Fuchs, A. (2012). Ethical Dilemmas in the Engagement of Both Service Recipients and Staff of Diverse Backgrounds: Helping Students Value Similarity & Difference. Presented at the 4th NYMAPS Annual symposium, St. John’s University, New York, N.Y.
Morton, P. & Foley, J. (2012). Connecting NYU with the NYC Community Through Service Learning Courses. Presented at the Center for Teaching Excellence, NYU, New York, N.Y.
Morton, P. & Brown, B. (2012). Service Learning Seminar. Presented at Steinhardt Freshman Honors Program. NYU, New York, N.Y.
Morton, P. & Ebnit, A. (2011). Service Learning Through Intra-University Collaboration: A Social Work Partnership with an Alternative Breaks Program. Presented at NYMPAS Annual Symposium, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
Tuchman, E. & Morton, P. (2011). Global Service Learning: HIV/AIDS Prevention & Education in Cape Coast, Ghana. Presented at United Nations Social Work Day, NYU, New York, N.Y.