Rosie R. McDowell, MNA

International Community-Based Learning Outreach Director
Office Phone: 
574-631-0468
Office Address: 
148 Geddes Hall
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Rosie McDowell is the director of International Community-Based Learning Outreach. In this role she collaborates with the Office of International Studies, faculty and staff abroad, and internationally focused units on campus to develop and support community-based learning opportunities for students while studying abroad. McDowell supports faculty who wish to incorporate engaged pedagogy into their internationally focused courses. She chairs the Center’s justice education team and collaborates student leaders of service and social action clubs to develop awareness and advocacy around international social justice issues.

McDowell previously directed the Center’s outreach efforts developing student leadership for service and social action, collaborated with the Institute for Latino Studies to offer the Latino Leadership Internship Program, and facilitated the community-based learning sections of the First Year Composition courses with the University Writing Center and local agencies. 

Prior to joining the Center staff, McDowell was the community-based learning coordinator at LOGAN Center and co-directed the Notre Dame foreign study program in Angers, France f rom 1999–2001. She earned her BA in French and Economics in 1993 and her Master of Nonprofit Administration degree from Notre Dame in 2007.


Publications & Presentations

2016

2016

McDowell, R., (2016, February).  Beyond the Pub: What Do Students Learn from Community Engagement in London. Presented at Center for Social Concerns Research Seminar Series. Notre Dame, IN.

2015

2015

Taieb, H., Jaffé, I., McDowell, R., Spear, G., & Steingruber, S.,(2015). Civic Engagement in Multicultural Europe: American Students and Europeans in Dialogue,In E.J.Nash, N.C. Brown & L. Bracci, (Eds). Intercultural Horizons, Vol III: Intercultural Competence, Key to New Multicultural Societies in Globalized World. New Castle Upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Press.

2014

2014

Purcell, W., and McDowell, R., (2014, September). Beyond the Pub: Community Based Learning in Europe.  Presented at National Society for Experiential Education- 42nd Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD.

McDowell, R. and Taieb, H., (2014, October). Learning Together in Contemporary Cosmopolitan Europe.  Presented at Forum on Education Abroad- 2nd European Conference. Barcelona, Spain.

2013

2013

Taieb, H., Jaffé, I., McDowell, R., Spear, G., & Steingruber, S.,(2013, October). Civic Engagement in Multicultural Europe: American Students and Europeans in Dialogue. Presented at Third Annual Intercultural Horizons Conference. Siena, Italy.

2012

2012

Whelan, K., McDowell, R., Murphy, A., and Stranix, J. (December 2012). Integrating Community Based Learning to Promote Student Engagement and Learning in Local Study Abroad Context: A Dublin Case Study.  Presented at Forum on Education Abroad First Annual Conference.  Dublin, Ireland.

2011

2011

McDowell, R., (2011) "Building relationships through theatre, Community-based learning en français!" ND Global / The European Edition.

2010

2010

McDowell, R. (2010) "Eat, Pray, Love" Saint André Style. ND Global / The European Edition.