Fellowship, Forensic Psychiatry, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2001
M.A., History of Medicine and Science, Yale University, 1996
Psychiatry Residency, Yale University, 1990
M.D., Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, CA, 1986
B.A., French, Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA, 1982
Dr. Morgan is a Professor in the Department of National Security at the University of New Havens Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences. Dr. Morgan is a Forensic Psychiatrist, former intelligence officer, and Neuroscientist. The focus of his teaching is, national security (domestic and international intelligence analysis), issues in deception and psychological operations. Dr. Morgan is the Director of the National Security Research Laboratory at UNH and has grants from the US Government. His research is focused on enhancing the detection of deception and on improving the indirect assessments of human personalities.
Prior to coming to the University of New Haven, Dr. Morgan was a full time faculty member at Yale University School of Medicine (Department of Psychiatry) for over 20 years and served as Medical Director at the clinical Neuroscience Division of the National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at the, Yale/Veterans Administration in Connecticut. Dr. Morgan also served as an Intelligence officer at the CIA (2003-2010).
Since 2007, Dr. Morgan has worked in operational psychology with the US Special Operations Command, the Marine Corps Special Operations Command, and with the Asymmetric Warfare Group. 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 was deployed to Afghanistan and served as a Psychological Operational Advisor with the US Army Asymmetric Warfare Group.
While at the CIA, Dr. Morgan served as an academic supervisor to the Masters program of the Joint Military Intelligence College, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC. (2004-2010). After his time at CIA, Dr. Morgan served an operations specialist for the Special Technologies Laboratory, Counterintelligence Activities Division of the Department of Energy.
Dr. Morgan continues to provide subject matter expert consultation to as Forensic Psychistrist, and as a Subject Matter Expert to the U.S. Special Operations Command. He served as a member of the National Academy of Science Committee for Eyewitness Identification Reform (2014). Dr. Morgan is the author of over 100 peer reviewed publications for topics such as Post traumatic Stress, Eyewitness Memory, Interrogation Stress, Detecting Deception and Intelligence.
Morgan III, CA, Dule, J, Rabinowitz, Y: Impact of Interrogation Stress on Compliance and Suggestibility in US Military Special Operations Personnel. Ethics, Medicine and Public Health, July 2020. Ethics Medicine and Public Health 14:100499. DOI: 10.1016/j.jemep.2020.100499.
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: Psychosocial 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,
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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