Morgan is an anthropologist focusing on the Late Pleistocene peopling of the Americas, studies of hunter-gatherer groups, prehistoric adaptations to climate change, and the archaeology of underwater landscapes. Morgan joins UT-C from Texas A&M University and also served as an archaeologist with the National Park Service's Southeast Archeological Center. Morgan is an expert in geoarchaeology, archaeological geophysics, and Paleoindian archaeology in the Americas. Morgan loves spending time with his partner Nessie, being outdoors, and petting dogs whenever he sees them.

Recent publications:

2019- “Hunting an Underwater Mammoth: A Re-Evaluation of the First Submerged Prehistoric Site Excavated in the Americas.” Morgan Smith. In “First Floridians, First Americans” ed. Dave Thulman and Ervan Garrison. University of Florida Press, 2019.

2019- “Emerging Remote Sensing Methods in Underwater Archaeology.” Tim DeSmet and Morgan Smith. In First Floridians, First Americans ed. Dave Thulman and Ervan Garrison. University of Florida Press, 2019.

2019- "Analysis of a coprolite from Conejo Shelter, Texas: Potential ritualistic Viperous snake consumption." Elanor Sonderman, Crystal Dozier, and Morgan Smith. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 25, pp. 85-93.