Kimberly Morton, PhD

Director of TRIO: Student Support Services

Kimberly Morton
Kimberly Morton

Dr. Kim Morton holds a PhD in Educational Management, Higher Education from Hampton University. Dr. Morton is the Director of TRIO: Student Support Services at Washington University. Her primary responsibility is to provide management of the day-to-day operations. She also provides leadership in developing and implementing services to ensure high quality, effective experiences for first-generation, low-income students and students with disabilities. Dr. Morton is also the founding chair of the Black Faculty and Staff Cabinet at Washington University. Dr. Morton serves as an adjunct professor at Washington University in the Department of Education.

Before moving back to St. Louis, Dr. Morton served as the Special Assistant to the President at Trinity Washington University her portfolio included Institutional Research. Dr. Morton served as a political appointee in the Obama administration in the role of Special Assistant, in the Office of Communications and Outreach, External Affairs and the Office of Post-Secondary Education at the U. S. Department of Education in Washington, DC. She served in the Obama Administration during the first, while also serving as an adjunct professor at the University of the District of Columbia’s Community College, where she taught in the Social Sciences department.

Dr. Morton has 21 years of education experience on the middle school, high school, collegiate, non-profit and federal levels. She has a passion to work with underserved and marginalized students, providing academic resources, college access opportunities and assisting students with navigating their path to graduation.

BS in Criminal Justice, University of Central Missouri

MAT in Social Sciences, Webster University

PhD in Educational Management – Higher Education, Hampton University