Rachel Tomas Morgan, M.A.

Associate Director; International Engagement Director
Office Phone: 
574-631-9404
Office Address: 
136 Geddes Hall

Rachel Tomas Morgan is associate director and director of international engagement at the Center for Social Concerns. Tomas Morgan designed, implemented, and directs the International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP) which she established for the Center in 1998. As assistant professor of the practice and concurrent faculty in the Department of Theology, Tomas Morgan oversees the international engagement area of the Center which includes the ISSLP, works with other Center colleagues on community-based learning abroad and international seminars, works with faculty across the University interested in developing courses that include an international experiential or community based learning component, and consults on international related initiatives across the University. In this capacity, she liaises and collaborates with Notre Dame International, the Keough School, international institutes, centers, and departments across the University, and external partners nationally and internationally.

Tomas Morgan teaches global issues and the courses required for the ISSLP. Her teaching and research interests include global citizenship, civic and political engagement, cultural competency, global learning and engagement, the intersection of development and international education, ethics and best practice in engaged teaching and learning abroad, and theories, practice, and assessment of international service learning. She writes, provides workshops, and presents on such topics.

She serves on the steering committee for globalsl, the working group for international volunteerism with the Brookings Institute, and the board of the Near North West Side Neighborhood Organization of South Bend. 

Rachel received her M.A. in the area of systematic theology from the University of Notre Dame and her Bachelor’s degree in religious studies and psychology from Saint Mary’s College. She has previously worked in the fields of international development and natural disaster assistance, secondary education and religious studies, and faith-based social outreach.

​Contact for:
International Engagement
International Summer Service Learning Program
Global Partnerships 


Publications & Presentations

2016

2016

Communication across Cultures and Skills for Global Citizenship, (2016). Invited workshops developed for Summer Language Abroad grant awardees of the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame.

Tomas Morgan, R. (2016, October). Invited closing plenary speaker for the 4th International Service-Learning Summit 2016: Advancing Global Learning and Cooperative Development at Home and Abroad, Kansas State, Manhattan, KS.

Tomas Morgan, R. (2016, October). Global Citizenship Skills for Community Engagement. Invited keynote speaker for Bridges to Prosperity University Conference sponsored by the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.

Tomas Morgan, R. (2016, March). Social Justice Outcomes in Service-Learning. Presented for the Research Seminar Series of the Center for Social Concerns, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.

2015

2015

Communication across Cultures and Skills for Global Citizenship, (2015). Invited workshops developed for Summer Language Abroad grant awardees of the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame.

Tomas Morgan R. & Kollman, P. (2015). Liberal Education and Service-Learning as a High Impact Practice. In N. Sobania (Ed.), Putting the Local in Global Education: Transformative Learning through Domestic Off-Campus Programs. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

2014

2014

Kollman, P. & Tomas Morgan R. (2014). International Service Learning in Faith Based Contexts. In P. Green & M. Johnson (Eds.), Crossing Boundaries: Tension and Transformation in International Service Learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

2013

2013

Primer on Assessment, (2013). Invited workshop developed for faculty and staff of the Campus Work and Internships Programs Group. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame. 

Evert, J., Patel, N., & Tomas Morgan, R. (2013, October). Pre thru Post International Service Learning: Examining Approaches from Preparation through Re-integration. Invited panel participant at the 2nd International Service Learning Summit: Building a Community of Practice, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.  

2012

2012

Tomas Morgan, R. (2012, June 12). Teaching Catholic Social Thought through Global Service-Learning. [Web blog post]. Retrieved from http://criticalservicelearning.org/2012/06/03/faith-service-learning-series-kicking-off/

Brockington, J., Mangieri, T., Tomas Morgan, R., & Wiedenhoeft, M. (2012, March). Social Justice and Education Abroad. Presented at the Forum on Education Abroad, Denver, CO.

2011

2011

Gardinier, L., Green, P., Hartman, E., Johnson, M., Kiely, R., Mellom, P., & Tomas Morgan, R., (2011, November). Crossing Boundaries: Tension and Transformation in International Service-Learning. Presented at the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Tomas Morgan, R., Brockington, J., Mangieri, T. & Wiedenhoeft, M. (2011, November). Social Justice and Education Abroad. Presented at the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), New Orleans, LA.

Tomas Morgan, R. & Hartman, E. (2011, April). International Service Learning: Theory, Promise, and Practice. Presented at the Forum on Education Abroad, Boston, MA.

Tomas Morgan, R. (2011, March). International Service Learning in a Faith Based Context. Invited presentation at the Brookings Institution and Washington University Symposium on International Service & Higher Education: At the Threshold of a New Era, Washington University, Saint Louis, MO.

2010

2010

Smith Shappell, A., Tomas Morgan, R., Bowman, N. A., & Brandenberger, J. W. (2010, October). Social Justice Outcomes In Service-Learning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, Indianapolis, IN.