Morgan D. Farnworth is a PhD student and the Bernadette Grey-Little Graduate Fellow at the University of Kansas’ School of Public Affairs and Administration. Before entering the doctoral program, she completed her Master of Public Affairs (MPA) at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), where she was awarded the Sherry F. Queener Graduate Student Excellence Award. Prior to pursuing her MPA, Morgan also received a B.S. in Public Affairs from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University (IU) as a McNair Scholar.
Morgan’s current research focuses on governmental responses to public health crises and the persistence of spatial, racial, and socioeconomic disparities at the community level. In particular, she is interested in regional collaboration around the opioid epidemic and race-based disparities in opioid mortality. Her earlier work, examining managerial perceptions of publicness and leadership antecedents, appears in Public Administration Quarterly, Journal of Public Affairs Education, and the Handbook of American Public Administration, edited by Edmund C. Stazyk and H. George Frederickson.