Morganstern, James was born on October 16, 1936 in Pittsburgh. Son of Richard R. and Anita F. Morganstern.
Bachelor, Williams College, Massachusetts, 1958. Master of Arts, New York University, New York City, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, New York City, 1973.
Assistant professor University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1970—1973. Assistant professor to professor Ohio State University, Columbus, since 1973. Visiting lecturer University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1987.
Contributor articles to professional journals. Co-author (editor): The Fort at Dereagzi and Other Material Remains in Its Vicinity: From Antiquity to the Middle Ages, 1993.