Morgan Moody


Morgan A. Moody, PhD, joined the GRC Board of Directors in 2017.

After completing his BS in chemistry at Truman State University in 2004, Morgan earned his PhD at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2012 with a research emphasis in organoplatinum compounds, working under the guidance of Dr. Paul Sharp. He then took a one-year postdoctoral fellow position with professor Justin Walensky studying organouranium compounds.

On a personal level, Morgan and his wife Maya, a board-certified pediatrician affiliated with Mercy Hospital St. Louis, are parents of two young daughters. Morgan has been a stay-at-home dad for a few years, which he will continue for a few more years with their new baby. During his time at home, he has explored ways to teach chemistry, including an on-line test prep company and GRC Learning Labs. When Morgan is not taking care of his daughters or teaching chemistry, he’s likely playing or coaching Ultimate Frisbee.


Morgan served as an assistant teacher in the 2001 and 2002 Summer Academies and has taught chemistry-oriented Saturday Learning Labs. “I am a strong advocate for involved parenting,” he said. “As a parent of a child that will attend GRC programs, I am very interested in the organization’s continued success. I offer a young parent’s perspective to the board.”