Dr. Andrew Morgan

Lecturer, Philosophy


1310 Ben Graves Drive
Morton Hall
Room 275
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Dr. Morgan studies the connections between expressive language, thought, and behavior. His research covers everything from athletes' self-talk to the disruptive social media posts of internet trolls. He brings this expertise both into the classroom and out to the community. In his spare time he works with the National Institutes of Health to train scientists to maintain ethical research practices, as well as with local businesses to help them cultivate caring and sustainable client relationships. In 2021 he was invited to speak at a roundtable discussion on environmental racism sponsored by the UAB School of Public Health.

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  • Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Virginia, 2017
  • M.A., Philosophy, Northern Illinois University, 2011
  • B.A., Humanities, Lee University, 2009


  • Philosophy of Language
  • Moral Psychology
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Environmental Philosophy

Recent Publications

  • “No harm, still foul: On the Effect-Independent Wrongness of Slurring,” with Ralph DiFranco, Journal of the APA (forthcoming).

  • “When Doublespeak Goes Viral: A Speech Act Analysis of Internet Trolling,” Erkenntnis (forthcoming).

  • “You shouldn’t have laughed! The ethics of derogatory amusement,” with Ralph DiFranco, in The Moral Psychology of Amusement edited by Brian Robinson, London: Rowman & Littlefield (2021).

  • “Plato’s Revenge: Moral Deliberation as Dialogical Activity,” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Vol 100 (2019), pp. 69–89.

  • “Hybrid Speech Acts: A Theory of Normative Thought and Language that ‘Has it Both Ways,’” European Journal of Philosophy Vol. 25 (2017), pp. 785–807.

  • “Solving the Puzzle of Aesthetic Assertion,” Southwest Philosophy Review Vol. 33 (2017), pp. 95–103.