Dr. Morten 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. He served eight years as the Sociology Program Director. He is an award-winning teacher at both the University of Maryland and West Point. Prior to serving on West Point faculty, his previous research posts included 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. His research and teaching have been featured in National Public Radio, the BBC, Public Radio International, Youth Radio, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Stars & Stripes, The Army Times, VFW Magazine, the International Herald Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, The Hartford Courant, The Toledo Blade, and The Poughkeepsie Journal among others. Outside of sociology, Morten is seeks peace and tranquility through 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.
Marriage & the Family
Armed Forces & Society
Organizational Culture & Socialization
- Ph.D., Sociology, University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland
- M.A., Sociology, University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland
- B.A., Sociology, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California
- •A.A., General Education, the University of Maryland European Division
Ender, Morten G., David E. Rohall, and Michael D. Matthews. (2014). The Millennial Generation and National Defense: Attitudes of Future Military and Civilians Leaders (Basingstoke and NY: Palgrave Pivot). Information on-line at: http://us.macmillan.com/themillennialgenerationandnationaldefense/MortenGEnder
Ender, Morten G. (2009) American Soldiers in Iraq: McSoldiers or Innovative Professionals? (NY and London: Routledge). 2009 Outstanding Book Award from the Peace, War and Social Conflict Section, American Sociological Association (August 2010). Information available at: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415777896/.
Carlton-Ford, Steve and Morten G. Ender (eds.) (2011). The Routledge Handbook of War and Society: Iraq and Afghanistan (London & NY: Routledge). 2010 Outstanding Book Award from the Peace, War and Social Conflict Section, American Sociological Association (August 2011). Info at: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415731218/.
Ender, Morten G., David E. Rohall, and Michael D. Matthews (forthcoming). “Intersecting identities: Race, military affiliation, and youth attitudes toward war,” War & Society. Available on-line at: http://www.maneyonline.com/loi/war.
Rohall, David E., Olena Prokopenko, Morten G. Ender, and Michael D. Matthews. (2014). “The role of collective and personal self-esteem in a military context,” Current Research in Social Psychology, 22(2):10-21. Available online at: http://www.uiowa.edu/~grpproc/crisp/crisp22_2.pdf .
Coronges, Kathryn A., Katherine A. Miller, Christina I. Tamayo, and Morten G. Ender (2013). “A network evaluation of attitudes toward gays and lesbians among U.S. military cadets,” Journal of Homosexuality, 60(11):1157-1580. Available on-line at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00918369.2013.824322.
Belkin, Aaron, Morten G. Ender, Nathaniel Frank, Stacie Furia, George R. Lucas, Gary Packard, Steven M. Samuels, Tammy S. Schultz, and David R. Segal (2013). “Readiness and DADT repeal: Has the new policy of open service undermined the military?,” Armed Forces & Society, 39(4):587-601. Available on-line at: http://afs.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/12/06/0095327X12466248.full.pdf.
Attitudes toward Transgender People
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Military Education