Fellowship, Forensic Psychiatry, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2002
M.A., History of Medicine, Yale University, 1996
M.D., Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, CA, 1986
B.A., French, Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA, 1982
Dr. Morgan is currently a Professor of National Security Studies at the
University of New Haven’s Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences.
The focus of his teaching is, national security studies, domestic and international
intelligence analysis, and issues in deception. Dr. Morgan is developing a concentration
on the HUMINT aspects, intelligence analysis and psychological operations arenas that
are relevant to the intelligence community.
Prior to coming to the University of New Haven, Dr. Morgan was an Associate Clinical
Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine and served as Medical
Director at the clinical Neuroscience Division of the National Center for Post Traumatic
Stress Disorder at the, Yale/Veteran’s Administration in Connecticut.
Dr. Morgan was a Special Advisor, in the Office of the Inspector General, US Department
of Defense. He has worked in operational psychology with the US Special Operations
Command, the Marine Corps Special Operations Command, and with the Asymmetric Warfare
Group. He developed a 4-day course for basic and advanced interviewing for a joint
agency group (Army, Marines, FBI, OGA, DACA, CIFA). Dr. Morgan has developed and published
scientific papers on new interviewing techniques designed to enhance the accuracy
of credibility assessments that are used by professionals in the field of national
security. Dr. Morgan has conducted psychological assessments of candidates applying
to special Army and Marine units. In 2011 he was deployed to Afghanistan and served
as a Psychological Advisor with the US Army Asymmetric Warfare Group.
Dr. Morgan served as an academic supervisor to the masters program of the Joint Military
Intelligence College, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC. He also served as a
Medical Intelligence Officer and Senior Research Scientist with the Central Intelligence
Agency, and was a government representative to the United States Intelligence Science
Board. He has served as an operations specialist for the Special Technologies Laboratory,
Counterintelligence Activities Division of the Department of Energy. The products
developed from his DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) research have been validated
domestically as well as in a theatre of operations (Afghanistan; Jordan). At present,
Dr. Morgan continues to provide subject matter expert consultation to the U.S. Army’s
Asymmetric Warfare Group, Fort Meade, MD, as well as to the Special Operations Commands
of the US Army and U.S. Navy. He is a member of the National Academy of Science Committee
for Eyewitness Identification, Department of Operational Psychology. Dr. Morgan is
the author of many publications on intelligence research.
CAMorgan III B Russell, J McNeil, J Maxwell, PJ Snyder, SM Southwick, RH Pietrzak:
Baseline Burnout Symptoms Predict Visuospatial Executive Function During Survival
School Training In Special Operations Military Personnel. Journal Int. Neuropsychological
Society (2011) 17: 1-8.
Pietrzak RH, Johnson DC, Goldstein MB, Malley JC, Rivers AJ, Morgan CA, Southwick
SM: Pschosocial buffers of traumatic stress, depressive symptoms and psychosocial
difficulties in veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom: The role
of resilience, unit support and postdeployment social support.
Journal of Affective Disorders in press. Morgan, CA, Rasmusson A, Pietrzak RH, Coric
V, Southwick, SM: Relationships among Plasma Dehydroepiandrosterone and Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate, Cortisol, Symptoms of Dissociation
and Objective Performance in Humans Exposed to Underwater Navigation Stress. Biological
Psychiatry, Volume 66, Issue 4 (August 15, 2009).
Aikins, DE, Martin DJ, Morgan III CA: Decreased Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia in Individuals
with Deceptive Intent. Psychophysiology 47 (2010); 633-636.
McNeil, J. A., & Morgan, C. A. (2010). Cognition and decision making in extreme environments.
In C. H. Kennedy & J. L. Moore (Eds.). Military Neuropsychology (pp. 361-382). New
York, NY: Springer.
Loftus EF & Morgan III CA: Memory Distortions and the Intelligence Community. Journal
of Intelligence Community Research and Development. No. 5 (May) 2010. 1-16.
Morgan III CA, Colwell K, Hazlett GA: Efficacy of Forensic Statement Analysis in Distinguishing
Truthful from Deceptive Eyewitness Accounts of Highly Stressful Events. Journal of
Forensic Sciences, 56 (5); 2011. pp 1237-1234.
Morgan III CA & Hazlett, GA: Field Validation Exercise: Accuracy of Fixed Choice Testing
compared to Polygraph Based Concealed Information Testing in detecting Sensitive Information
in Special Operations Troops. Scientific Technical Report, DIA, 2011.
Morgan III CA, Coric V, Hilts D, Kallivrousis G, Clark W, Kine J, Hill SR, Schefferman
R: Efficacy of Combining Interview Techniques in Detecting Deception Related to Bio-threat
Issues. Peer Reviewed Scientific Technical Report, Defense Intelligence Agency HHM402-10-C-0088.
Morgan III CA, Southwick, SM, Steffian G, Hazlett GA, Loftus EF: Misinformation can
influence memory for recently experienced, highly stressful events. International
Journal of Law & Psychiatry, Jan-Feb; 36(1) 11-7; 2013.
Morgan III, CA, Rabinowitz, YG, Hilts D, Weller CE, Coric V.: Efficacy of Modified
Cognitive Interviewing, Compared to Human Judgments in Detecting Deception Related
to Bio-threat Activities. Journal of Strategic Security. 6, no. 3 (2013): 100-119.
Morgan III CA, Taylor, M: Spontaneous and Deliberate Dissociative States During Realistic
Military Stress: Journal of Traumatic Stress Studies, 2013 Aug: 26(4):492-7.
Taylor MK, Larson GE, Hiller Lauby MD, Padilla GA, Wilson IE, Schimied EA, Highfill
McRoy RM, Morgan CA 3rd. Stress. 2014 Jan; 17(1): 70-8.
Southwick SM & Morgan III CA: I Believe What I Remember, But it May not Be True.
Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. Neurobiol Learn Mem, 2014 Jan 4 in press.
Taylor MK & Morgan III CA: Spontaneous and Deliberate Dissociative States in Military
Personnel: Relationships to Objective Performance Under Stress. Military Medicine,
Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification: Committee of the National
Academy of Sciences. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18891 (October 2014)
Morgan III, CA, Rabinowitz, Y, Palin B, Kennedy K: Who Should You Trust? Discriminating
Between Genuine from Deceptive Eyewitness Accounts. Open Journal of Criminology, (2015)
Canetti D, Kimhi S, Hannoun R, Rocha GA, Galea S, Morgan CA (2016): How Personality
affects Vulnerability among Israelis and Palestinians Following the 2009 Gaza Conflict.
PLOS One. July 8, 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0156278
Dr. Morgan worked in academic. clinical and research environments for 25 years at
Yale University. In addition to his work at Yale, Dr. Morgan has supervised students
in the masters program at the Joint Military Intelligence College, Bolling AFB, Washington,
DC. Dr. Morgan served as a medical intelligence officer (2003-2010) with the Central
Intelligence Agency and was a government liaison with the US Intelligence Science
Board; In 2011 Dr. Morgan deployed to Afghanistan with the US Army’s Asymmetric Warfare
Group. From 2011-2013, Dr. Morgan served as an operations specialist for the Special
Technologies Laboratory of the Department of Energy. At present, Dr. Morgan continues
to perform private consulting regarding selection and assessment for the Asymmetric
Warfare Group and the US Navy.
He is currently serving on the National Academy of Science Committee on Eyewitness
Identification Reform and has joined the faculty of the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal
Justice and Forensic Sciences, University of New Haven. Dr. Morgan is the first physician
to be hired by the University where he is an Associate Professor in the Department
of National Security, with an emphasis on intelligence analysis, national security
psychology and psychops.
NSPS 6645 National Security: Issues in Deception
NSPS 6670 Special Topic: Intelligence Analysis
NSEC 4400 Intelligence Analysis
NSEC 1100 Introduction to National Security Studies