Dr. Morten Ender

Dr. Morten Ender

Professor of Sociology

Co-Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Studies Minor



Morten Ender is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, USA. A multi-award-winning teacher at West Point and the University of Maryland, he has been a Visiting Professor on the Fakultät für Staats- und Sozialwissenschaften at the Universität der Bundeswehr München, in Neubiberg and the Østfoldakademiet Professor, American College of Norway (formerly American-Norwegian Institute for Education), Island of Jeløy, Norway. He has had previous affiliations and adjunct positions with the University of Maryland European Division, Mount Saint Mary’s College, Marymount University, and the University of North Dakota. Other posts include a Fellow with the Navy-American Society for Engineering Education Summer Faculty Research Program, Patrick Air Force Base, Cocoa Beach, Florida, a Topical Research Intern, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, and a Research Associate, Fellow, and Guest Scientist in the Department of Military Psychiatry, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, DC.

Ongoing Research Projects

His current research focuses on the experiences of Army families during the Global War on Terror.

Publications & Presentations


Rohall, David E., Morten G. Ender, Michael D. Matthews (eds.). (2017). Inclusion in the U.S Military: A Force for Diversity. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books).  Information available at: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498528603/Inclusion-in-the-American-Militar…

Carlton-Ford, Steve and Morten G. Ender (eds.) (2010). The Routledge Handbook of War and Society: Iraq and Afghanistan (London & NY: Routledge).  2010 Outstanding Book Award from the Peace, War and Social Conflict Section, American Sociological Association (August 2011). Information available at: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415731218/
Tiemann, Kathleen, Ralph B. McNeal Jr., Betsy Lucal, and Morten G. Ender. (eds.) (2009). The Intersections Collection: Custom Resources in Sociology (Boston, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing). 

Ender, Morten G. and Betsy Lucal (eds.) (2004 and 2007; 2nd edition). Inequalities: Readings in Diversity and Social Life. (2nd edition). (Boston, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing). 

Ender, Morten G. (ed.) (2002). Military Brats and Other Global Nomads: Growing-Up in Organization Families. (Westport, CT: Praeger).  Information available at: http://www.amazon.com/Military-Brats-Other-Global Nomads/dp/0275972666 

Ender, Morten G., Raymond A. Kimball, Rachel M. Sondheimer, and Jakob C. Bruhl (editors). Teaching and Learning the West Point Way: Educating the Next Generation of Leaders (1st edition - London & NY: Routledge).

Select Journal Articles

Ender, Morten G. (2019). “Charlie don’t surf: The military, war, film, and teaching,” Journal of Military Education (October): 54-73. Available online at: https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Journals/Journal-of-Military-Learning/
Sookermany, Anders McD, Trond Svela Sand and Morten G. Ender. (2017). “Authorship and affiliation in Armed Forces & Society: Developmental trends across volumes 1-41,” Armed Forces & Society, 43(3): 415-435.  

Ender, Morten G., Diane M. Ryan, Danielle A. Nuszkowski, Emma Sarah Spell and Charles B. Atkins (2017). “Dinner and a conversation: Transgender at West Point and beyond,” Social Sciences, 6(1): 27. doi: 10.3390/socsci6010027.  Available online at: http://www.mdpi.com/2076-0760/6/1/27/htm

Laurence, Janice H., Briana L. Milavec, David E. Rohall, Morten G. Ender, and Michael D. Matthews. (2017). “Predictors of support for women in military roles: Military status, gender, and political ideology,” Military Psychology 28(6): 488-497. Available on-line at: http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/mil/index.aspx

Ender, Morten G., David E. Rohall, and Michael D. Matthews (2016). “Cadet and civilian undergraduate attitudes toward transgender people: A research note,” Armed Forces & Society, 42(2): 427-435. Available on-line at: http://afs.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/42/2/427.pdf?ijkey=GsTyWt2ZGXvksTR&k…

Ender, Morten G., David E. Rohall, and Michael D. Matthews (2015). “Intersecting identities: Race, military affiliation, and youth attitudes toward war,” War & Society, 34(3): 230-246. Available on-line at: http://www.maneyonline.com/toc/war/34/3

Carlton-Ford, Steve, Morten G. Ender and Ahoo Tabatabai (2008). “Iraqi adolescents: Self-regard, self-derogation, and perceived threat in war.” The Journal of Adolescence, 31(1):53-75.  Available on-line at: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-adolescence/.  Review by British Psychological Society: https://digest.bps.org.uk/2008/02/22/baghdad-teenagers-show-heightened-…

Ender, Morten G., Ryan Kelty, and Irving Smith (2008). “Sociology at West Point.” Armed Forces & Society, 35(1):49-70. Available at: http://afs.sagepub.com/content/35/1/49.full.pdf+html

Dolan, Carol A. and Morten G. Ender. (2008). “The coping paradox:  Work, stress, and coping in the U.S. Army.” Military Psychology, 20(3):151-169. Available on-line at: http://psycnet.apa.org/index.cfm?fa=browsePA.volumes&jcode=mil

Ender, Morten G. (2005). “Military brats: Film representations of children from military families.” Armed Forces & Society, 32(1):24-43.  Available at: http://afs.sagepub.com/content/32/1/24.full.pdf+html

Ender, Morten G. (2004). “Modified Monopoly: A simulation game for teaching social inequality.” Academic Exchange Quarterly, 8(2): http://www.rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/mo2585l4.htm
Student adopted game and made Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxRo_G1Xtic

Keith, Bruce and Morten G. Ender (2004). “The sociological core: Conceptual patterns and idiosyncrasies in the structure and content of introductory sociology textbooks, 1940-1990.” Teaching Sociology, 32(1):19-36. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/3211343

Ender, Morten G. (2000).  “U.S. Army generals and the rhetoric of modesty: A commentary.” Symbolic Interaction, 23(2):207-210. Available on-line at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1533-8665

Ender, Morten G. and Shihlung Huang. (1999). “Revisiting regional traditions: An emerging sociology of The Great Plains.” The American Sociologist, 30(1) (Spring):37-54. Available on-line at: http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/journal/12108

Ender, Morten G., Mady Wechsler Segal, and Sandra Carson Stanley. (1999). “Role conformity and creativity: Soldiers as administrators and caregivers after loss.” Journal of Personal and Interpersonal Loss, 4(1):1-23. Available on-line at: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/upil19/1/2#.UmU0BsHD_IU

Ender, Morten G., Carol A. Hagen, Clifford O. Hagen Jr., Corina A. Morano-Ender, and Kathleen A. Tiemann. (1998). “Sociologist as rubbernecker: Photographing the aftermath of the Red River Valley flood of ‘97.” North Dakota Quarterly, 65(4):276-285. Available on-line at: http://arts-sciences.und.edu/north-dakota-quarterly/

Ender, Morten G. (1997). “Who Am I?: Autophotography as a teaching and learning tool.” The Great Plains Sociologist, 10(1):15-25. Available on-line at: http://www.sdstate.edu/soc/our-students/gpsa.cfm

Ender, Morten G. and Joan M. Hermsen. (1996). “Working with the bereaved: U.S. Army experiences with nontraditional families.” Death Studies, 20:557-575. Available on-line at: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/udst20/current#.UmU3ysHD_IU

Morano-Ender, Corina and Morten G. Ender. (1996). “A picture and a thousand words: Autophotography in the ESOL classroom and beyond.” Teaching and Learning: The Journal of Natural Inquiry 10(2):28-32. Available on-line at: http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/ehd/journal/

Ender, Morten G. (1995). “G.I. phone home: The use of telecommunications by the soldiers of Operation Just Cause.” Armed Forces & Society, 21(3):335-334. Available on-line at: http://afs.sagepub.com/content/21/3/435.full.pdf