Professor Rachel Dunleavy Morgan started the Writing and Critical Thinking Center at the university in 2014 and serves as director. She also teaches English, including an upper-level writing course that considered “Honesty and Sincerity,” World Literature, and Shakespeare’s Comedies and Histories. Her work as a peer tutor as an undergraduate hooked her on writing center work. Since then, she’s logged many, many hours talking to writers and feels privileged to see the range of questions, ideas, and perspectives they bring to the center. Her current research focuses on how imagining different pasts might help students hone their writing skills.

Professor Morgan tries to spend as much time as possible with literature—particularly poetry and drama.

A doctoral candidate at the University of Denver, her dissertation explores Renaissance English drama and the complexities of integrating religion into a community.

BA, Ave Maria University
MA, Georgetown University
PhD, University of Denver

“Bad times! Troublesome times! Men are saying this. Let our lives be good; and the times are good. We make our times; such as we are, such are the times.”
-St. Augustine, 5th c. bishop and theologian in Hippo (North Africa)