dr. john t. morgan
John Morgan is the Wildlife Management Supervisor for the Game Commission’s Southeast Region. His primary responsibility is to plan and direct the Commission’s wildlife management field operations within the southeast part of the state.
John was born and raised in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He attended Penn State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Sciences with a minor in Forest Science. He went on to earn a Master’s degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences from Virginia Tech where he conducted research on wild turkey survival on central Virginia’s industrial timberlands. From there John headed west and attended Montana State University earning a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences with a minor in Range Science. For his dissertation John conducted research on the habitat use of white-tailed deer in the Flathead National Forest.
After graduation John continued his research on white-tailed deer with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. After completing his work in Montana he moved to Olympia, Washington to work for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on a variety of projects. The Northwest was great but John and his wife and son wanted to be closer to their family back east. They found themselves moving to Tallahassee, Florida where John took a job as the White-tailed Deer Program Coordinator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. This was still far from Pennsylvania so after six years in Florida John secured his current position in March 2005 when the Pennsylvania Game Commission hired supervisory biologists for each region.
John is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and a member of The Wildlife Society as well as the National Wildlife Federation. John fishes and hunts, and is very active in Boy Scouts and his church.