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About Elizabeth M. Morgan

Dr. Elizabeth Morgan is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Psychology and is the current director of the Family Studies Initiative. She received her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 2008. Dr. Morgan’s research focuses on adolescent and young adult sexual and romantic relationship development in the context of parent-child relationships, peers and the media. Much of her work emphasizes sexual orientation and sexual identity development, especially among women. Concurrently she is interested in the development of narrative identities and makes frequent use of qualitative methods in her work. Her other interests include sexual dysfunctions and sex therapy, as well as women’s sexual health in general. In addition to teaching several psychology courses, Dr. Morgan recently received a Service Learning Course Development Grant.

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

Developmental Psychology and Adolescent and Young Adult Relationship Development

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Honors and Awards

  • 2011 Investigating Student Learning Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning, Boise State University
  • 2009 Service Learning Course Development Grant, Boise State University
  • 2007 Dissertation Research Grant, UC Santa Cruz
  • 2006-2007 National Institute of Health, Predoctoral Trainee in Developmental Psychology Fellowship


  • Psych 310: Adolescent and Adult Development
  • Psych 438: Community Psychology
  • Psych 301: Abnormal Psychology

Articles (11)

Presentations (2)