Morgan Shahan

Profile of Morgan Shahan

Morgan Shahan

Academic Advisor (for last names A-J)
Social Sciences & Criminal Justice
Pronouns: She/Her
“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” -Nelson Mandela.


I am originally from California, but I've lived all over the country -- in New York, Maryland, Ohio, and Oregon. Before coming to UCCS in June of 2021, I was an instructor at Johns Hopkins University, where I taught courses on the history of crime, policing, and corrections in the United States. In my spare time, I love to read, cook, watch TV, solve crossword puzzles, and hike with my dog, Ziggy. I enjoy talking about books, so be sure to let me know if you've read something great recently!

As your advisor, I am here to advocate for you, to listen without judgment, and to help you make the most of your time in college.

Fun Facts

  • I read 135 books in 2022.
  • I have never owned a car.
  • I was born in New York City.
  • My dog is a rescue from West Virginia.
  • Sloths are my favorite animals and I got to pet one at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.


  • Doctor of Philosophy in History, Johns Hopkins University, 2020
  • Master of Arts in History, Johns Hopkins University, 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, University of California, Berkeley, 2013