Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.

Founder and President
Ruth Institute

Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. is the founder of the Ruth Institute, a global non-profit organization equipping advocates for the family, in their homes and in the public square.

Morse was a campaign spokeswoman for California’s winning Proposition 8 campaign, defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. She has authored or co-authored six books and spoken around the globe on marriage, family and human sexuality. Her work has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Polish and Chuukese, the native language of the Micronesian Islands. Her newest book is The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies are Destroying Lives and How the Church was Right all Along.

She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Rochester and taught economics at Yale and George Mason Universities.

Morse was named one of the “Catholic Stars of 2013,” on a list that included Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI.

Morse and her husband are parents of an adopted child, a birth child, a goddaughter and were foster parents for San Diego County to eight foster children. Morse and her husband recently relocated to Lake Charles, Louisiana, where the work of the Ruth Institute continues.

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