Keith Morton


Contact Information:


Feinstein Academic Center 402


Ph.D. - American Studies University of Minnesota

Brief Biography:

My continuing interest is in the idea of community, and much of the experience that is the basis for my thinking, teaching and service has been a gift of the Smith Hill neighborhood of Providence.

Area(s) of Expertise:

Histories of community development and community service; reflection; philosophy and practice of nonviolence; youth gangs.

Selected Publications:

Morton, K. (2019) Getting Out: Youth Gangs, Violence and a Practical Theory of Positive Change. Amherst MA: University of Massachusetts Press

Morton, K. Hernandez, L. (2019) Providence College/Smith Hill Annex. Stylus Publishing

Morton, K. (2018) Review of Fallows, J. and Fallows, D. (2018). Our towns: a 100,000-mile journey into the heart of America.

Morton, K. Bergbauer, S. (2015) A Case for Community: Starting with Relationships and Prioritizing Community as Method in Service-Learning. . Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning.(21),

Morton, K. (2012) In Butin, D. and Seider, S. (Ed.), Process, Content and Community Building. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan

Selected Presentations:

Morton, K. Beloved Community Summit of the Nonviolence Institute. Noviolence Institute, - "A Full Systems Approach to Thinking About Community Violence" September, 2017

Morton, K. Convocation. Providence College, - "Campus and Community, " September, 2014

Morton, K. Higher Education & Transformative Education Conference. Highlander Institute, New Market, TN - "Presenter & Author" August, 2011

Morton, K. Civic Engagement in Higher Education Conference. , Boston, MA - "Presenter & Author" July, 2011

Morton, K. Beans and Rice. , New Market, TN - "Chair: Nonviolence and Social Justice" November, 2007

Morton, K. Nonviolence & Social Justice Conference. , New Market, TN - "Retreat Facilitator" November, 2006