Ken M. Morgan,
Associate Dean & Director

TCU Energy Institute
Department of Geology
Box 298830
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX 76129
VOICE: (817) 257-7273
FAX: (817) 257-7789

I received my B.S degree in Geology from Indiana University in 1973, a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Arizona State University in 1976, and my Ph.D. in Land Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin in 1979.

I currently hold the dual position of Professor of Geology and Director of TCU's Energy Institute. I have published numerous articles on geologic and environmental applications of remote sensing and GIS (Geographical Information Systems) and conducted seminars, conferences, and guest lectures in the U.S. and overseas (Egypt, Saudi Arabia, China, and Germany). Over the years, I have been the principal investigator for more than 50 funded research studies on the use of satellite data for resource mapping and a consultant for more than 70 companies. My lab was selected in 1990 as a National Workshop site for Landsat processing by EOSAT. I am also actively involved as a consultant for image processing and GIS projects with companies and governmental agencies.

I am a member of the American Society of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS), the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), and The Geological Society of America (GSA) and served as a Distinguished Lecturer for the Society of Petroleum Engineers, lecturing in the U.S. and Overseas (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emerites, and Italy) on the applications of remote sensing to resource mapping and management.

Besides enjoying teaching introductory geology each semester and serving as an Associate Dean for Science & Engineering, I have also recently been appointed Director of Operations for the TCU Energy Institute. You can check out the new and exciting opportunities in geology, engineering, environmental science and land management offered through the Institute at our web site...

On a personal note....for the past year or so, I have been training horses for disabled person riding. I have a Tennessee Walking horse and a half Andalusian that I “clicker” train. If you would like to see how this works, please visit my web site at

Another activity that I enjoy and keeps me busy is coaching my youngest son’s various sports teams including baseball, soccer and basketball. I also enjoy playing bass guitar and helped form (along with Dr. Slattery) the department rock band called the “Sump Pumps” that plays at our banquets and other geology functions.

GEOL 10113 PDF Lectures

Syllabus Spring 2011
Solar System
Igneous Rocks
Sedimentary Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
Time 1
Time 2
Ground Water
Climate Change
Earth's Interior
Continental Drift
Plate Tectonics 1
Plate Tectonics 2
Review Questions


Margaret McDonell and Ken Morgan, 2005, Integrating Hazard Data with Visualization Approaches to Frame Decisions on Water Use, EnviroInfo 2005, Brno, Czech Republic, Sept 7-9, 941-944 pp.

Margaret MacDonnell and Ken Morgan, 2004, GIS and Cumulative Risk Analysis to Address Environmental Contamination, In Proc. of the 18th International Conf-Informatics, EnviroInfo 2004, Geneva, Switzerland, Oct 21-23, 2004, 246-249 pp.

Margaret MacDonnell, Ken Morgan and Leo Newland, 2002, Integrating Information for Better Environmental Decisions, Environ. Science & Pollution. Res., 9 (6) 359-368.

Neven Trenc, Ken Morgan, R. Nowell Donovan and Arthur Busbey, 2000, Remote Sensing Analysis of Selected Terrestrial Impact Craters and a Suspected Impact Structure in South Korea Using Space Shuttle Photographs, Geologia Croatica, Vol 52/2, pp 203-211.

Ken Morgan and Leo Newland, 2000, The Internet: Wireless?, Env.Science and Pollution Research, 7 (1) 3-4.

Richard Rinewalt, Leo Newland and Ken Morgan, 1999, The Internet: Global Opportunities for Hackers, Env.Science and Pollution Research, 6 (3) 132.

Gene Walton and Ken Morgan, 1998, Removing Cloud Cover from Landsat Using Space Shuttle Imagery, The Compass, Journal of Earth Sciences, SGE, Vol. 74, No.4, 133-135.

Leo Newland and Ken Morgan, 1998, Internet2: Super Internet, Env.Science and Pollution Research, 5 (2) 61 (editorial).

Ken Morgan and Leo Newland, 1998, The Internet: Global Maps for GIS, Env.Science and Pollution Research, 5 (4) 21

Leo Newland and Ken Morgan, 1997, The Internet: Global Environmental Information, 4 (1) 1 Env. Science and Pollution Research (editorial).

Arthur B. Busbey, Ken Morgan and Leo Newland, 1997, The Internet Face to Face: Video Conferencing, Env. Science and Pollution Research, 4 (4) 1-2 (editorial).

Ken Morgan, 1997, Remote Sensing and GIS for Environmental Applications, EcoInforma 97, Munich, Germany, Oct. 6-9, Vol. 12, 534-540.

Susan Bittick, Ken Morgan, Arthur Busbey and Leo Newland, 1997, Remote Sensing and GIS for Mapping Surface Materials Near Big Bend National Park, Texas, EcoInforma 97, Munich, Germany, Oct. 6-9, Vol. 12, 541-544.

Neven Trenc and Ken Morgan, 1997, Using Space Shuttle Photographs to Map Meteoritic Impact Craters, The Compass, Journal of Earth Sciences, SGE, Vol. 74, No.4, 136-140.

Leo Newland and Ken Morgan, 1996, The Internet: Can you Live without it? Env. Science and Pollution Research, 3 (2) 61-62 (editorial).

Ken Morgan and Leo Newland, 1996, The Internet: Listserv-Decide to Subscribe, Env. Science and Pollution Research, 3 (4) 193 (editorial).

Ken M. Morgan and Arthur B. Busbey, III, 1995, Guest Editorial, In Computers &Geoscience, Special Issue on Environmental Computing, Elsevier Pub, Vol 21, No.8, pp 927. (E)

Aniello, C.A., K.M. Morgan, L. Newland, and A. B. Busbey, 1995, Utilizing Landsat TM Thermal Data to Map Urban Heat Islands in Dallas. Computers & Geoscience.

Morgan, K.M., L.W. Newland, A.B. Busbey, and E. Weber, 1994, Using SPOT data to Map Impervious Cover for Urban Runoff Predictions, J. Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry, Vol 40, No.1-4, p. 11-16.

Bittick,, S.M., K.M. Morgan and A.B. Busbey, 1994, Image Processing to Map Alluvial Fans on the Rosillos Laccolith in Brewster Co., Tx, ERIM, Proc. Tenth Thematic Conference on Geologic Remote Sensing, San Antonio, TX,Vol II, 151-157. Savell, S.J., K.M. Morgan, R.N. Donovan and A.B. Busbey, 1993, Using Landsat TM, a Spectrometer, and a GIS for Lithologic Mapping in Portion of the Eastern Slick Hills, Oklahoma Geology Notes, 53:67.

Busbey, A.B., K.M. Morgan, and R.N. Donovan, 1992, Image Processing Approaches Using the Macintosh, PE & RS, Voil 58, No. 12, pp. 1665-1668.

Morgan, K.M., A.B. Busbey, N.D. Donovan, and L.W. Newland, 1992, Image Processing and GIS at TCU's Center for Remote Sensing & Energy Research, PE & RS, Vol. 58., No. 8., 1173-1174.

Plunk, D., K. Morgan, and L. Newland, 1990, Mapping Impervious Cover Using Landsat TM Data. J. Soil and Water Conservation, 589-591.

Morgan, K., L. Newland, and S. Hayes, 1990, Hydrologic Assessment of Critical Erosion Areas Using Satellite Data and a GIS. In Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics, Special Pub., Vol 128, (eds., F. Shahrohki, N. Jasentuliyana and N. Tarabzouni), 70-76 pp, ISBN 0-9303403-77-0.

Morgan, K. and L. Newland, 1989, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Environmental Data Base Management and Analysis. J. Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry.Vol. 26, pp 129-136.

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