Phil Morgan
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As a college economics student in 1960, Morgan had an opportunity to engage with new countries embarking on self-governance and economic development. Subsequently he lived and worked extensively in both the French- and English-speaking countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, with a long- term commitment to the countries of Southern Africa. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi 1963-66; a Fulbright Professor at the University of Botswana, beginning a ten-year affiliation with the Institute of Development Management in the 1970s-80s; he coordinated a research program for The World Bank on “indigenous institutions and management practices in Africa” in the 1990s; and implemented public service reforms in several countries, including in the “new” South Africa.

In 2006, Morgan was recognized by the American Society of Public Administration with the Fred W. Riggs Award for Lifetime Contribution to International and Comparative Administration.

Areas of Interest

While a professor of political economy, public administration and development throughout his career, Professor Morgan worked with various international development organizations on diagnostic studies, technical assistance, management training and program evaluation. 

Morgan has published widely in the areas of program and project management, comparative civil service systems and reforms, and the linkages between policy analysis and action, mostly in Africa. He also served on the editorial advisory boards of several journals and publishing firms specializing in international development.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Syracuse University (Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs)
  • MA in Political Science, University of Illinois
  • BA in Economics, Southern Methodist University

Professor Morgan served as dean of the Institute’s Graduate School of International Policy Studies from 1997 to 2003, and taught at the Institute from 2003 until his retirement in 2010.



  • Co-Editor with Gwendolen M. Carter, From the Front Line: Policy Speeches of Sir Seretse Khama, London: Rex Collings, 1980.
  • Editor, The Administration of Change in Africa, New York: Dunellen Publishing Co., Inc., 1974.

Research Reports

  • Research coordinator and contributor to Africa’s Management in the 1990s and Beyond: Reconciling Indigenous and Transplanted Institutions, Mamadou Dia, The World Bank, Washington, D.C., 1996.
  • Co-author, Analyzing Public Sector Management in Africa: A Methodological Framework, under UNDP Grant, June, 1991.
  • Co-author, Management Practices and Prospects: A Study of the Agriculture Sector, Republic of Liberia, 1984.
  • Co-author, Comparative Study of Educational Levels and Credential Equivalencies in the Nine SADCC Countries of Southern Africa, February, 1984.
  • Author, Personnel Improvement in the Kingdom of Swaziland, NASPAA/USAID, May, 1989.
  • Co-author, Survey of Agricultural Small Holdings: Chikwana District, National Statistical Office, Zomba, Malawi, 1967.
  • Co-author, Sample Survey of Agricultural Small Holdings: Central Region, National Statistical Office, Zomba, Malawi, 1966.

Training Manual

  • Substantive and rewrite editor for Earl M. Kulp, Designing and Managing Basic Agricultural Programs, Bloomington, IN: PASITAM, 1977.

Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Interim Government in Liberia: Peace Building Toward the Status Quo Ante,” Chapter 9 in Karen Gutierri and Jessice Piombo, eds., Interim Governments: Institutional Bridges to Peace and Democracy? Washington, DC, U.S. Institute of Peace Press, 2007.
  • “Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa: Unity or Fragmentation,” in Lawrence S. Graham, et. al., The Politics of Governing: A Comparative Introduction, Washington, DC, Congressional Quarterly Press, 2007.
  • “Liberia and the Fate of Interim Government in the Vortex of West Africa,” Strategic Insights, an online journal of the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, January, 2006.
  • “Case 5 Comments: The Price of Re-Building a War Torn Town,” in Global Public Management: Cases and Comments, K. Callahan, D. Olshfski and E. Schwella, eds., Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2005, pp. 196-101.
  • Co-author, “Linguistic Diglossia and Parochialism in American Public Administration,” Journal of Public Affairs Education, forthcoming.
  • Co-author, “Pragmatic Institutional Design in Botswana: Salient Features and Assessment,” International Journal of Public Sector Management, 12 (6 & 7), 1999, pp. 584-603.
  • “Analyzing Fields of Change: Civil Service Systems in Developing Countries,” chapter in volume Comparative Research on Civil Service Systems, James Perry, Theo Toonen, Hans Bekke, eds., Indiana University Press, pp. 227-243, 1996.
  • “From Retrenchment to Performance: Public Service Reform in Africa,” (with Roy W. Shin), International Journal of Public Administration, 18 (9), pp. 1423-45, 1995.
  • “Plans, Programs and Projects,” (with Steven H. Arnold), Chapter 11 in Comparative Public Management, Randall Baker, ed., Westport, CT and London: Praeger Publishers, 153-164, 1994.
  • “Central African Republic,” in African Contemporary Record, 1987-88, Vol. XX, pp. B170-B179 (an annual reference work, published in 1989).
  • Co-author, “Re-orienting the Study of Civil Service Systems,” Review of Public Personnel Administration, Vol. 8, No. 3, Summer, 1988, pp. 84-95.
  • Spanish-language edition of above article, “Reorientacion del estudio comparativo de los sistemas administrativos,” Politica Y Sociedad: Revista De La Universidad Complutense, Facultad De Ciencias, Politicas y Sociologia, Primavera, 3, 1989, pp. 47-56.
  • “Adjustment and Policy Reform in Africa: Some Institutional Issues,” School of Public and Environmental Affairs Review, Vol. 10, No. 1, Fall, 1988, pp. 19-23.
  • Co-author, “Policy Implementation and Local Institutions in Botswana,” Chapter 6 in Louis A. Picard, ed., The Evolution of Modern Botswana, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press and London: Rex Collins, 1985, pp. 137-168.
  • “Social Analysis and the Dynamics of Advocacy in Development Assistance,” in William Derman & Scott Whiteford, eds., Social Impact Analysis and Development Planning in the Third World, Boulder: Westview Press, 1985, pp. 21-31.
  • Co-author, “Markets and Trade in West Africa: Policy Issues for the Poorest Members of ECOWAS,” African Studies Review, Vol. 27, No. 3, September, 1984, pp. 67-76.
  • “Development Management and Management Development in Africa,” Rural Africana, Vol. 18, Winter, 1984, pp. 3-15.
  • “The Project Orthodoxy in Development: Re-Evaluating the Cutting Edge,” Public Administration and Development, Vol. 3, No. 4, 1983, pp. 329-339.
  • “Social Analysis, Project Development and Advocacy in U.S. Foreign Assistance,” Public Administration and Development, journal of the Royal Institute of Public Administration, London, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1983, January, 1983, pp. 61-71.
  • “Botswana: Development and Democracy,” chapter in G. Carter and P. O’Meara, eds., Southern Africa: The Crisis Continues, Revised Edition, Indiana University Press, 1982, pp. 228-248.
  • “Managing Development Assistance: Some Effects with Special Reference to Southern Africa,” SADEX, Vol. 2, No. l, Jan/Feb, 1980, pp. 1-17.
  • “Managing International Development Assistance: Some Effects of Organizing Uncertainty,” Quarterly Journal of Administration, University of Ife, Nigeria, July, 1980, pp. 385-397.
  • “Rural Development Management: Some Lessons from Kenya, Brussels,” The International Review of Administrative Sciences, Vol. XLV, No. 2, 1979, pp. 165-169.
  • “Botswana: Development, Democracy and Vulnerability,” in Gwendolen M. Carter and Patrick O’Meara, eds., Southern Africa: The Crisis Continues, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1979, pp. 228-248.
  • “Botswana,” in Africa Contemporary Record, l976-77, Colin Legum, ed., London: Rex Collings, 1977 and subsequent editions: 1977-78; 1978-79; 1979-1980.
  • “Botswana: Democratic Politics and Development,” in Gwendolen Carter and Patrick O’Meara, eds., Southern Africa in Crisis, Indiana University Press, 1977.
  • “Africa: The Problem of Nationalism,” in William W. Whitson, ed., Foreign Policy and U.S. National Security, New York: Praeger, 1976.
  • “Organization, Penetration and Linkages: Dilemmas of African Development,” (Review Article) GPSA Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, Fall 1973, pp. 59-76.

Newspaper and Newsletter Articles

  • Co-author, “U.S., French Officials Discuss Centralization,” Public Administration Times, December 1, 1981.
  • “Comparing Carter-Reagan U.S. Foreign Assistance Budgets,” Public Administration Times, August 15, 1981.
  • “Thinking About Training Evaluation,” SICA Newsletter, Vol. 15, No. 3, Fall, 1979.
  • OAU Summitry Stands at a Crossroads,” The Stanford Daily, July 21, 1978.

Congressional Testimony

  • “Observations on AID’s Report to Congress: ‘Development Needs and Opportunities for Cooperation in Southern Africa’ pursuant to FY 1981 Foreign Assistance Proposals,” Statement before House Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on Africa, February 27, 1980.


The Journal of Modern African Studies, The GPSA Journal, PASITAM Newsletter, African Economic History, Rural Africana, Studies in Comparative International Development, SICA and ACIPA Newsletter(s), Public Administration and Development, American Political Science Review, African Studies Review, American Review of Public Administration, Governance, Canadian Journal of African Studies.

Directed Research

  • Applied research completed under my supervision as Director, International Development Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington.
  • Re-examining the Chagas’ Disease Control Program in Brazil: Factors Contributing to Infestation and Indicators for Public Action, Millicent Fleming-Moran, June, 1991.
  • The Role of Economic Processing Zones in Development: Jamaica and Mauritius, Matthew W. Roberts, November, 1991.
  • Changing Modes of Development Finance: Evidence from Brazil and the Philippines, James L. Palmieri, December, 1991.
  • Decentralization and Municipal Management: The Case of Cote d’Ivoire, Jennifer Mandel, 1992.
  • Applied research completed under my supervision as Director of the NASPAA Technical Cooperation Project. With the exception of the Swaziland study which I executed myself, my role in each of the following field activities was to shape the terms of reference, recruit the appropriate talent, and edit the results.
  • Implementation Planning for Agricultural Higher Education in Cameroun, R. Moses Thompson, February, 1981.
  • The Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration, John E. Kerrigan and Ian Mayo-Smith, January, 1981.
  • An Evaluation of Selected Films for Management Training in the Arab World, Ragaa Makharita, October, 1980.
  • Public Administration Training Institutions in Franco phonic Africa: An Inventory, D. Gould, M. Kabundi, C. Sooprayen and N’t. Tshibana, September, 1980.
  • Local Level Development Administration Training Needs in Zaire, Richard Vengroff, August, 1980.
  • Regional Management Education Institutions in Central America and Mexico, Wendell Schaeffer, July, 1980.
  • Technology with a Human Touch: Vocational Skills Training for Disadvantaged Youth in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Gene Lamb and Arquimides Armando Orellana, July, 1980.
  • Personnel Improvement in the Kingdom of Swaziland, E. Philip Morgan, May, 1980.
  • Regional Rural Development Training: An Evaluation of the Pan African Institute for Development, A. Boehme, N. Green, A. Morton, L. Banga, and R. Jumper, April, 1980.

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