Jennifer M. Morton

Jennifer M. Morton

Speaker Profile

Jennifer Morton is Presidential Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania and a senior fellow at the Center for Ethics and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previously she taught at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the City College of New York, and Swarthmore College. Her areas of research are philosophy of action, moral philosophy, philosophy of education, and political philosophy. She received her PhD from Stanford University and her BA from Princeton UniversityShe tweets at @jennifermmorton. 

Her book Moving Up Without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility was awarded the Frederic W. Ness Book Award by the Association of American Colleges, and Universities, and was chosen as the Princeton Pre-Read for the Class of 2025. Jennifer’s research has been feature in The AtlanticInside Higher EducationThe Chronicle of Higher EducationThe NationNew York Daily NewsTimes Higher Education, Princeton Alumni Weekly, Public Books , and Vox. You can watch her addressing an audience at John Jay College here, and listen to her interview on NPR’s ‘Hidden Brain’ here.