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Christopher Morphew

  • Dean Johns Hopkins School of Education

Christopher Morphew is dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Education. His research centers on issues of institutional diversity in higher education, particularly as it relates to state higher education policy and the ways in which colleges and universities communicate to their constituent groups. His books include "The Challenges of Independent Colleges: Moving Research to Practice" and "Privatizing the Public University: Perspectives from Across the Academy."

Morphew can discuss the creation of Johns Hopkins' Center for Safe and Healthy Schools that launched in 2019. The center has been called the first in the nation in higher education and will bring together more than two dozen faculty from a diverse range of disciplines including education, public health and applied physics. It will work to address pressing issues such as suicide, trauma, bullying, and gun violence by equipping school leaders, their communities, and policymakers with the knowledge and tools they need to make informed decisions.

Morphew has held leadership positions in the Association for the Study of Higher Education and American Educational Research Association, and he has made invited and refereed presentations in more than two dozen countries.

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