Peggy Morton

Clinical Associate Professor
(212) 998-5916

Areas of Expertise

Gerontology; pregnancy loss; field
education and service learning; library-based social work.


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.