William Purcell, M.Div.

Associate Director, Catholic Social Tradition and Practice
Office Phone: 
574-631-9473
Office Address: 
228 Geddes Hall

Bill Purcell oversees the integration of Catholic social thought into Center courses and programming.

He teaches the Center’s summer course for student athletes, as well as in the College Seminar program. He also co-directs the interdisciplinary Minor in Catholic Social Tradition for the University. Bill acts as a liaison for the Center with national Catholic institutions, which focus on justice education.


Publications & Presentations

2014

Purcell, W. (2014). Solidarity through poverty and politics. In Becoming beholders: Cultivation sacramental imagination and actions in college classrooms. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press.

Purcell, W. ( 2014, December 6). The impact of Catholic Universities: A research initiative. Presented at the first annual St. Nicholas of Myra Conference on Catholic Social Thought. Providence College, Providence, RI.

Purcell, W. (2014, July 27).  Notre Dame today and the Center for Social Concerns. Presented at the Universal Notre Dame Celebration. Notre Dame Club of  Delaware, Wilmington, DE.

Purcell, W. (2014, May 29).  Notre Dame today and the Center for Social Concerns. Presented at the Universal Notre Dame Celebration. Notre Dame Club of Rochester, Rochester, IN.

Purcell, W. (2014, October 1). Beyond the Pub: Notre Dame community-based learning in Europe. Presented at the National Society of Experiential Education 43rd Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD.

2013

Purcell, W. ( 2013, May 29). Notre Dame today and the Center for Social Concerns. Presented at the Universal Notre Dame Celebration. Notre Dame Club of Buffalo & Western New York, New York, NY.

Purcell, W. (2013, April 26). Notre Dame Today and the Center for Social Concerns. Presenter and organizer at the Indiana Catholic Poverty Summit. University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.

Purcell, W. (2013, March 21-23). Peace yesterday, today & tomorrow: Celebrating 50 years since Pacem in Terris. Presenter and organizer, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.

2012

Purcell, W. (2012, October 5). Educating the Notre Dame football team through community partnership. Presented at the National Society for Experiential Education 38th Annual Conference. Milwaukee, WI.

Purcell, W. (2012, October 5). Educating the Notre Dame football team through community partnerships. Presented at the National Society for Experiential Education 38th Annual Conference. Milwaukee, WI.

2011

Purcell, W. (2011, November). Hope in action for building justice in the world. Presented at the Huether Lasallian Conference, Washington, DC.

Purcell, W. (2011, October). Healthcare is a Human Right: The Catholic Church's Teaching on Health Equity. Diseases of Poverty: A Major Problem: A Problem for Every Major. Presented at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.

2010

Purcell, W. (2010). Catholic Social Teaching and Catholic Relief Services Guiding Principles. Course for Catholic Relief Services.

2009

Purcell, W. (2009, June). Integrating Catholic Social Teaching into Service Learning. Presented at the National Faith, Justice and Civic Learning Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, IL.