Stephen L. Morgan

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

Department of Sociology

and School of Education

Johns Hopkins University

3400 N. Charles Street

Baltimore, MD 21218


Professor of Sociology

Department of Sociology

Cornell University

323 Uris Hall

Ithaca, NY 14853-7601


Stephen L. Morgan is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Education at Johns Hopkins University (and Professor of Sociology, on leave, at Cornell University through June of 2015). He received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University in 2000, an M.Phil. in Comparative Social Research from Oxford University in 1995, and a B.A. in Sociology from Harvard University in 1993. He began his career in the Department of Sociology at Cornell University, joining as an Assistant Professor in 2000 and leaving in 2014 after serving as the Jan Rock Zubrow ’77 Professor in the Social Sciences.

His current areas of research include education, inequality, demography, and methodology. In addition to many journal articles on these topics, he has published two books: On the Edge of Commitment: Educational Attainment and Race in the United States (Stanford University Press, 2005) and, co-written with Christopher Winship, Counterfactuals and Causal Inference: Methods and Principles for Social Research (Cambridge University Press, 2007). A thoroughly revised and enlarged second edition of Counterfactuals and Causal Inference will be released in late 2014.

[Links to these publications and others can be found on the publications page of this website.]