Dr. T. Lee Morgan

Senior Learning and Evaluation Officer


Lee helps to lead the organization-wide monitoring, evaluation, and learning function. Additionally, he builds Foundation staff capacity for evaluative thinking and learning to improve results that champion transparent, culturally responsive, and equitable evaluation with staff and community partners.

Previously, Lee worked in higher education for eight years, serving as Director for Inclusive Excellence Education and an Educational Leadership faculty member at Sacred Heart University and the University of Northern Colorado. His emancipatory research, specializing in leadership for social equity, has been presented, published, and cited in national and international journals.

Prior to higher education, Lee served in various leadership positions in K-12 education and churches within the United States. He earned his B.A. in music composition from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, his M.Min. in religious leadership from Cincinnati Christian University and his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Denver.

What do you enjoy most about Greater Hartford?

Discovering the hidden gems of Greater Hartford’s outdoors through cycling. Cycling is a unique way to experience the vast character of the area with its people, sights, and sounds.

What quote best represents your personal philosophy?

Bringing people together is what I call ‘ubuntu,’ which means ‘I am because we are.’ … You are connected, and what you do affects the whole world. When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity.

–Desmond Tutu

Are you involved in any volunteer activities?

I serve on the Middletown Anti-Racism Task Force, which partners with trusted BIPOC stakeholders to center the voices leading racial justice work.