Chris Morgan is an unusual person -- quite a renaissance man. He holds two undergraduate degrees (physics and mathematics). He received his Ph.D. in math from Brandeis University only three years after receiving his A.B. Reliable rumor has it that his thesis was based on an idea he had in high school. He then spent two years in a postdoctoral position at M.I.T.; he joined CSUEB in 1971 as a professor of mathematics. In math, he has taught many different courses -- calculus, analysis, algebra, geometry.
When Computer Science began to emerge as a field of its own, Dr. Morgan became deeply interested and was a key developer of the program at CSUEB. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in object oriented programming, networking, graphics, distributed systems, and more. He has worked in developing degrees in C.S., Telecommunications, and Multimedia. He is the author or co-author of at least six books on computers and software.
Dr. Morgan has contributed to the Department and University in innumerable ways. He wrote NSF grants that resulted in the first computer graphics laboratory at CSUEB; his grant work also helped establish other labs and networking facilities. His research has involved many students -- and many M.S. theses.
One of Dr. Morgan's long standing interests has been in using computers and networks to provide remote shared access to scientific instruments, such as electron microscopes, spectrometers, and chromatographers. This began as the MAGIC project (Microscope And Graphics Imaging Center), and has become IRSA (Inter active Remote Shared Access) which "is based on the fundamentals of mathematics and computer science, including wavelets and object-oriented analysis and design, and uses the latest telecommunication technologies" and CREATE (Center for REmote Access Technology). It has involved CSUEB with a variety of other institutions Ohlone College, SFSU, Chabot Space & Science Center, and other institutions as far away as Europe and Japan.