Dr. Morton is currently an Executive Fellow at The School of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary. He also on the Advisory Board of the Alberta Land Institute.
Dr. Morton was the MLA for Foothills-Rocky View in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 2004 to 2012. During this time, he served as Minister of Energy (2011-12), Minister of Finance (2010) and Minister of Sustainable Resources Development (2006-2009). In 2001, he was the Director of Policy and Research for the Office of the Official Opposition in the Canadian House of Commons. In 1998, he was elected as one of Alberta’s two Senators-in-waiting.
Before entering public office, Dr. Morton taught courses in Canadian and U.S. politics and public policy at the University of Calgary from 1981 to 2004. Dr. Morton’s research has been widely published and recognized by several fellowships and book awards.
Dr. Morton has been a visiting scholar at universities in France, Australia, Quebec and the United States, and is fluent in both English and French. He holds a B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa) from Colorado College and a M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.