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CCNY’s Jennifer Morton wins inaugural national Israel Scheffler Prize

Jennifer Morton
CCNY philosophy professor Jennifer Morton is winner of the inaugural Israel Scheffler Prize in Philosophy of Education.

For her unique insights into student and teacher behavior, City College of New York philosophy professor Jennifer Morton is the winner of the American Philosophical Association’s inaugural Israel Scheffler Prize in Philosophy of Education.

APA cited five of Morton’s connected set of papers on topics in the philosophy of education for presenting her its new award established in memory of the late Israel Scheffler, an influential philosopher of education globally.

Morton’s insightful papers that caught APA’s attention are:

  • “The Non-Cognitive Challenge to a Liberal Egalitarian Education;”
  •  “Cultural Code-Switching: Straddling the Achievement Gap;”
  • “Molding Conscientious, Hard-Working, and Perseverant Students;”
  •  “Unequal Classrooms: Higher Education and Online Learning;” and
  •  “The Educator's Dual Role: Expressing Ideals While Educating in Non-Ideal Conditions.”

The Scheffler Prize will be awarded every third year for either a book or a connected set of three or more papers on a topic in philosophy of education, broadly construed.

An assistant professor of philosophy in City College’s Division of Humanities and the Arts, Morton’s areas of research are philosophy of action, moral philosophy, philosophy of education, and political philosophy.

She has published papers in the European Journal of Philosophy, the Journal of Political Philosophy, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Research and Theory in Education, among others. She has been awarded a Spencer Foundation grant for her work in Philosophy of Education.

Morton is a graduate of Stanford University (PhD) and Princeton University (A.B.).

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