Jennifer Morton

Presidential Penn Compact Associate Professor of Philosophy

Jennifer Morton, Presidential Penn Compact Associate Professor of Philosophy, is a scholar of the philosophy of education, with a particular emphasis on educational injustice. Her recent book Moving up without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility, which won the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ Frederic W. Ness Book Award, focuses on the hidden ethical costs faced by first-generation and low-income students. Morton is highly engaged in public philosophy and has been interviewed for The Atlantic, Inside Higher Education, PBS, and IAI news; and has written pieces for Aeon, The Philosophers’ Magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education and New York Daily News.