Dr Jill Morgan BA(Hons), PGCE, MA, PhD

Senior Lecturer

Swansea

Tel: +44 (0) 1792 482112
E-mail: jill.morgan@uwtsd.ac.uk

jill morgan

Programme Director, Foundation Degree in Learning Support
Dissertation Supervisor (Educational Studies, MA Ed, PhD)

Formerly a primary school teacher working in schools in England, with experience from early years to upper KS2.

Experience in HE began during doctoral studies at Utah State University (USA), working as a Research Assistant to develop video-based training materials for Teaching Assistants.

Subsequently employed as Assistant Professor (Lecturer) at the Center for Persons with Disabilities /Utah State University, developing grant proposals, teaching, and directing an Interdisciplinary Training programme to develop greater awareness of disability issues.

Employed at the former Swansea Metropolitan University since 2006, with main responsibilities on the Foundation Degree in Learning Support, and additional teaching /research supervision on other programmes within the School of Education. 

Author of a number of books for Teaching Assistants and their supervising teachers – published in the USA and the UK.

  • IPDA (International Professional Development Association)
  • NASEN (National Association for Special Educational Needs)

The employment and professional development of support staff and their supervising teachers

Technical support for Local Authority research: Effective practice in deployment of Teaching Assistants in secondary schools (2013 – ongoing)

Books/Chapters

Ashbaker, Betty Y. & Morgan, Jill (2013) The Pro-Active Paraeducator: More than 250 Smart Ideas for Paraprofessionals who Support Teachers. Kindle Edition available at: www.amazon.com

Ashbaker, B.Y, & Morgan, J. (2013).  Paraprofessionals in the Classroom: A Survival Guide (2nd Edition). Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon

Morgan, J. & Ashbaker, B.Y. (2012) Teachers Supervising Teaching Assistants: Assigned role or Discretionary Behaviour? Reflections from the United Kingdom. In Duyar, I. & Normore, A.H. (Eds) Discretionary Behaviour and Performance in Educational Organizations: The Missing Link in Educational Leadership and Management (Advances in Educational Administration, Volume 13). Emerald Group Publishing.

Robins, A., Ashbaker, B.Y., Enriquez, J., & Morgan, J. (2012). Learning to Reflect: Professional Practice for Professionals and Paraprofessionals. In Westover, J.H. (Ed). Academic Service-learning Across Disciplines: Models, Outcomes, and Assessment. Champaign, Illinois: The Learner.

Ashbaker, B.Y. & Morgan, J. (2011) Assisting with Early Literacy Instruction: A Manual for Paraprofessionals. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon. (ISBN: 978-0-1371-4739-7)

Ashbaker, B.Y., Dunn, S.C. & Morgan, J. (2010). Paraprofessionals in Special Education, in Peterson, P., Baker, E. & McGaw, B. (Eds). The International Encyclopedia of Education, (3rd Edition), pp. 780-787. Oxford, UK: Elsevier.

Morgan, J. & Ashbaker, B.Y. (2009). Supporting and Supervising your Teaching Assistant. London: Continuum. (ISBN: 978-1-8470-6384-7)

Cartwright, A. & Morgan, J. (2008) The Teaching Assistant’s guide to Autistic Spectrum Disorders. London, UK: Continuum. (ISBN: 978-0-8264-9812-0)

Morgan, J. (2007). The Teaching Assistant’s Guide to Managing Behaviour. London, UK: Continuum. (ISBN: 9-780-8264-9682-9)

Morgan, J. (2007). How to be a successful Teaching Assistant. London, UK: Continuum. (ISBN: 0-8264-9328-9)

Ashbaker, B.Y, & Morgan, J. (2006). Paraprofessionals in the Classroom. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon. (ISBN:0-205-43688-9)

Articles (refereed)

Ashbaker, B.Y. & Morgan, J. (2012) Team Players and Team Managers: Special Educators Working with Paraeducators to Support Inclusive Classrooms. Creative Education, 3 (3), 322-327

Morgan, J. & Ashbaker, B.Y. (2012) Teachers Supervising Teaching Assistants: Assigned role or Discretionary Behaviour? Reflections from the United Kingdom., in Duyar, A. & Normore A.H. (Eds.) Discretionary Behaviour and Performance in Educational Organizations: The Missing Link in Educational Leadership and Management. Advances in Educational Administration, Vol. 13.

Nelson, H. G., Ashbaker, B.Y. Coetzee, S., & Morgan, J. (2007, Spring). No Child Left  Behind and Paraprofessionals: Are They Perceived To Be Highly Qualified? Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals.  Online at: http://aasep.org/aasep-publications/ journal-of-the-american-academy-of-special-education-professionals-jaasep/jaasep-spring-2007/ no-child-left- behind-and-paraprofessionals/index.html

Ashbaker, B.Y. & Morgan, J. (2007). Supporting Paraprofessionals in Their Accountability Reporting: Packing Portfolios with Meaning. Theories and Practices in Supervision and Curriculum (the Utah ASCD journal), XVII  pp. 29-33.

Morgan, J., & Ashbaker, B.Y. (2004). On the front line: An interview with Joyce Hinkley. Intervention in School and Clinic 39 (3), 168-171.

Robins, A., Ashbaker, B.Y., Enriquez, J., & Morgan, J. (reprint 2004). Learning to Reflect: Professional Practice for Professionals and Paraprofessionals. New Learning: Proceedings of the Tenth International Literacy & Education Research Network Conference on Learning, London, England. (1-10). (Learning Conference Series No. LC03-0053-2004). Australia: Common Ground Publishing

Ashbaker, B.Y., Enriquez, J., & Morgan, J. (2004). Latinos in Action: Pro-active measures to ensure success for minority students. TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus 1 (2), 10.

Morgan, J., Ashbaker, B.Y., & Enriquez, J. (2004). Reading the future: High school minority students as classroom tutors.  International Journal of Learning 9, 1-16.

Morgan, J., Ashbaker, B.Y., & Enriquez, J. (2003, May). Reading the future: High school minority students as Classroom tutors. In B. Cope & M. Kalantzis (Eds.) New Learning: Proceedings of the Ninth International Literacy & Education Research Network Conference on Learning, Beijing, China, July 2002 (Series No. LC02-0053-2002).

Robins, A., Ashbaker, B.Y., Enriquez, J., & Morgan, J. (2003) Learning to Reflect: Professional practice for professionals and paraprofessionals. International Journal of Learning 10 (3), 1-36.

  • NASEN Publications Advisory Group member
  • Teaching and Teacher Education. Reviewer
  • External Examiner