Dr. Bridget Morton is an assistant professor of education and also serves as the director of Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Program, funded by a Library of Congress grant. She teaches courses in the education department focused on teaching methods and learning theories. Her doctoral research focused on digital pedagogy and building self-efficacy for digital instruction among pre-service teachers. As the director of TPS, Dr. Morton helps teachers at all grade levels incorporate inquiry-based primary source instruction into their curricula.
Dr. Morton began her career in 2007 as a high school English teacher in Buncombe County Schools where she remained for ten years before joining the Mars Hill University Education Department. As a high school English teacher, Mrs. Morton’s classroom instruction was focused on critical thinking, close reading of complex texts, project-based learning, intense writing instruction, and collaborative design. She also served as department chair, Balanced Literacy Team co-chair, and lead teacher on Buncombe County Schools ELA team.