Michael H. Morris
Professor of the Practice, Keough School of Global Affairs
After spending years building top-ranked entrepreneurship programs at three universities, Dr. Morris came to Notre Dame to focus on poverty and entrepreneurship. He is passionate about the potential of entrepreneurship as a source of empowerment for those in disadvantaged circumstances, and his outreach efforts have facilitated development of thousands of ventures. Professor Morris is the author of 14 books and over 140 scholarly journal articles. He is the editor of the Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, annually runs the Experiential Classroom, a leading global conference sharing best practices in entrepreneurship education, and coordinates the Entrepreneurship Empowerment in South Africa study abroad program. He is a Past President of the United States Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship, and has received the Academy of Management’s Dedication to Entrepreneurship Award. At Notre Dame, he has launched the Global Partnership for Poverty & Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Empowerment in Haiti, the Urban Poverty and Business Initiative, and the South Bend Entrepreneurship and Adversity Program. His work with the Center for Social Concerns will focus on the expanding, enhancing and engaging students, faculty and staff in these four initiatives.