Eduardo Morales Ph.D
Eduardo Morales Ph.D
Eduardo Morales, Ph.D. is one of the founders and Executive Director of AGUILAS, an award-winning HIV prevention program for Latinx gay/bisexual men and is the oldest Latinx LGBTQ organization in all of the Americas. He is also Distinguished Professor of the PhD Clinical Psychology Program at Alliant international University, a licensed psychologist who is the current NLPA Treasurer and Acting Secretary of Finance and recently elected President-Elect of the National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA, website: nlpa.ws) whose term as NLPA President starts in January of 2021. He has received numerous awards for his contributions from numerous organizations and elected officials. Some awards include being a Fulbright Fellow Specialist and being designated a Fellow member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and granted Fellow status among 12 of APA’s Divisions. His is a clinical consulting psychologist and considered a pioneer who has helped found many behavioral health programs, assisted organizations nationally and internationally, received numerous service and research grants, served on numerous committees, and is very active in regional, state, and national organizations. Born and raised in New York City’s Hamilton Heights District of Puerto Rican parents he developed a passion for advocacy and motivation to serve and build teams that address community empowerment by embracing collaboration and realizing dreams. After graduating with a B.S. degree from Fordham College in NYC, he completed his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Texas Tech University at age 25 where he was a Ford Foundation Fellow and a Summer Fellow at the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton, N.J. As an active scholar he has presented at numerous professional conferences and published articles in various psychological journals particularly about Latinx LGBTQ issues. As a musician throughout his life he has performed with various groups including the SF Gay Men’s Chorus and participated in their first concert tour in June of 1981. He is a supporter of the arts with first-hand understanding of its importance and effectiveness toward community empowerment and healing while addressing and advocating for social justice issues.