Dr. Morten G. Ender
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Dr. Morten Ender is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at West Point, the United States Military Academy, where he served eight years as the Sociology Program Director. He is an award-winning teacher at both the University of Maryland and West Point. On the West Point faculty for the past 28 semesters, his previous research posts include fellowships at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute at Patrick Air Force Base, Cocoa Beach, Florida and in the Department of Military Psychiatry, at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, DC. He has taught at the University of Maryland European Division, the University of Maryland at College Park, American College of Norway, and the University of North Dakota. Outside of sociology, Morten is preoccupied with physical fitness. He swims regularly and has commuted to his various offices around the world by bicycle his entire adult life. He can’t ever remember not recycling. He aspires to write about sociology and soccer one day. He lives in Highland Falls, New York with his family where he has grown tired of working on his 110-year old house and dreams of a home with a circular driveway and a wrap-around porch.
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- A.A., General Education, the University of Maryland European Division
- B.A., Sociology, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California
- M.A., Sociology, University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland
- Ph.D., Sociology, University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland
Dr. Ender has published four books. They include (with Steve Carlton-Ford) The Routledge Handbook of War and Society: Iraq and Afghanistan (Routledge, 2011) and American Soldiers in Iraq: McSoldiers or Innovative Professionals? (Routledge, 2009). Each received back-to-back (2010 and 2011) Outstanding Book Awards from the Peace, War, and Social Conflict Section of the American Sociological Association. His two other books are Military Brats and Other Global Nomads: Growing Up in Organization Families (Praeger, 2002) and (with Betsy Lucal) Inequalities: Readings in Diversity and Social Life (Pearson, 2007).
Recent articles include:
Ender, Morten G. (forthcoming). Book review of Our Time: Breaking the Silence of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” edited by Josh Seefried (2011). Journal of Homosexuality.
Ender, Morten G. (2012). “Military Sociology,” Oxford Bibliographies Online, Oxford University Press. Available at: http://oxfordbibliographiesonline.com/.
Ender, Morten G. (1012). “Boredom: Groundhog Day as a Metaphor for Iraq,” in Janice H. Laurence and Michael D. Matthews (editors). The Oxford Handbook of Military Psychology (London and NY: Oxford University Press), pp. 311-324. Information at: http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Business/Management/?view=usa&sf=toc&ci=9780195399325.
Ender, Morten G., David E. Rohall, Andrew J. Brennan, Michael D. Matthews, and Irving Smith (2011). “Civilian, ROTC, and Military Academy Undergraduate Attitudes toward Homosexuals in the U.S. Military,” Armed Forces & Society, 38(1):164-172.
Matthews, Michael D., Morten G. Ender, Janice Laurence, and David E. Rohall. (2009). “Role of Group Affiliation and Gender Attitudes toward Women in the Military,” Military Psychology, 21(2):241-251.
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