Robert W. Morgan, 73
Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 17 - January 22, 1998
Robert W. Morgan, 73, of Blacksburg, died December 17, 1997 in Roanoke.
From 1993 to 1997, he served as a part-time faculty member at Virginia Tech, teaching courses in geography and in urban affairs and planning. During this period he was employed under an agreement between Virginia Tech and AMREF (African Medical and Research Foundation, Nairobi, Kenya) in which he worked in Blacksburg during fall semesters, and in East Africa during spring semesters.
Morgan held degrees from Harvard University, Boston University, and the Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to his academic and scientific careers, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and worked as news editor of the Boston Globe.
During his career, Morgan held numerous positions in the United States, and in Africa relating to health care and health policy. He was known as an authority on demographics, health policy, and survey research, and is the author of numerous publications in professional journals and in the popular press. At Virginia Tech he was an active supporter of the African Students Association.