Bloomberg Distinguished Professors

With the support of philanthropist and former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, the Johns Hopkins University endows 50 Bloomberg Distinguished Professors (BDP) whose expertise crosses traditional academic disciplines.

These distinguished faculty members are recruited from around the world and serve as human bridges among disciplines and schools that span medicine, the humanities, public health, education, social science and engineering.

The Bloomberg Distinguished Professors carry their interdisciplinary and research-focused approach into their teaching, ensuring students graduate from their classrooms into the real world to solve real problems.

These professors have appointments with two or more schools within the Johns Hopkins University.


Stephen L. Morgan is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Education at Johns Hopkins University. He received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University in 2000, an M.Phil. in Comparative Social Research from Oxford University in 1995, and a B.A. in Sociology from Harvard University in 1993. He began his career in the Department of Sociology at Cornell University, joining as an Assistant Professor in 2000 and leaving in 2014 after serving as the Jan Rock Zubrow ’77 Professor in the Social Sciences.

His current areas of research include education, inequality, demography, and methodology. In addition to many journal articles on these topics, he has published two books: On the Edge of Commitment: Educational Attainment and Race in the United States (Stanford University Press, 2005) and Counterfactuals and Causal Inference: Methods and Principles for Social Research (Cambridge University Press, 2007; Revised and Enlarged Second Edition, 2015), co-written with Christopher Winship.

View Steve’s website here.