Office of the Dean

R. Scott Appleby, the Marilyn Keough Dean of the Keough School of Global Affairs, leads the faculty and staff in setting the strategic direction for the school and in fulfilling its mission and vision.

A graduate of Notre Dame, Appleby earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in history at the University of Chicago. He has been a member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1994. Appleby’s research and teaching have focused on religious and intellectual history, global religious movements, and international peace studies. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences.

 

 

Marilyn Keough Dean

R. Scott Appleby

 

Dean’s Administrator

Cindy Swonger

 

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Ted Beatty 

 

Associate Dean for Operations

Hal Culbertson

 

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

Iris Ma 

 

Senior Administrative Assistant

María Elena Bessignano

 

Senior Office Coordinator 

Sarah Joyce

 

Professional Development and Instructional Specialist

Melinda Fountain

 

Office of Information Technology Manager

Amanda Sarratore

 

IT Solutions Consultant

Chris Jones

 

Audio Visual Professional

Tim Checkley 

 

Associate Director for Finance and Administration

Anne Bax

 

Grants Program Manager, Notre Dame Research

Maria Harding

 

Director of Communications and Marketing 

Ti Lavers

 

Senior Writer and Digital Program Manager

Renée LaReau

 

Senior Designer

Kevin Fye

 

Senior Content Specialist

Joshua Stowe

 

Digital Media Specialist

Sebastian Muñoz Dispa

 

Events Program Director

Anne Riordan

 

Academic Advancement Director

Jay McAllister

 

Academic and Global Advancement Coordinator

Kelly Courington

 

Associate Director, Master of Global Affairs Program

Becca Méndez

 

Research Associate, Master of Global Affairs Program  

Maggie Shum

 

Associate Director, Undergraduate Programs

Denise Ayo

 

Student Services Coordinator

Hermalena Powell

 

Writing Skills  Coordinator

Stephanie Perrin

 

Academic and Admissions Coordinator

Jody Ruszkowski