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Kari Morgan

Morgan, Kari
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Kansas State University
314 Justin Hall
1324 Lovers Lane
Manhattan, KS 66502

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Family & Community Services Graduate Programs - Instructor


Dr. Kari Morgan is a teaching associate professor at Kansas State University. She serves as the program chair of the general human ecology unit, undergraduate curriculum and assessment coordinator for the Human Development and Family Sciences Unit (HDFS), and an instructor of multiple courses across the College of Health and Human Sciences.

Morgan’s academic and professional career has focused on teaching, research, and application in human sciences. Her experience includes working at the United States Department of Agriculture at the Family Economics Research Group and with Cooperative Extension; serving as an infant development specialist with the University of Wisconsin Extension; working with state-level Family Impact Seminars; and serving as an educator at the University of Wisconsin, University of Wyoming, and Kansas State University. Kari has served on state and community boards focused on family and human sciences, and actively volunteers in her community.

Morgan has been teaching on campus and through distance education for more than 20 years. She loves the opportunities that distance education provides learners, and enjoys engaging with students using evidence-based, high-quality teaching practices. She believes that teaching should be relevant, research-based, and grounded in principles of respect and relationship. Morgan’s current teaching focuses on the application of the Family & Consumer Sciences Body of Knowledge, well-being, family policy, and career and professional preparation of undergraduate and graduate students in HDFS.


Ph.D. in Child and Family Studies, University of Wisconsin, 1998
M.S. in Family and Community Development, University of Maryland, 1993
B.S. in Home Economics, University of Wyoming, 1991