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.

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.

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.


Marilyn Keough Dean

R. Scott Appleby


Dean’s Administrator

Cindy Swonger


Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Paul Winters


Associate Dean for Policy & Practice

Andrés Mejía Acosta


Associate Dean for Operations

Hal Culbertson


Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

Iris Ma 


Senior Coordinator, Faculty Affairs

Emily Tacoma


Advisor to the Dean,
Keough School Racial Justice Initiative

Dory Mitros Durham


Associate Director for Professional Development and Alumni Relations

Melinda Fountain


IT Solutions Consultant

Andre Ratasepp


Audio Visual Professional

Tim Checkley 


Associate Director for Finance and Administration

Anne Bax


Program Manager, Finance and Administration

Anne Riordan


Grants Program Manager, Notre Dame Research

Maria Harding


Academic Advancement Director

Gavin McGuire


Senior Writer and Digital Program Manager

Renée LaReau


Interim Director of Communications and Marketing

Kevin Fye


Senior Content Specialist

Josh Stowe


Digital Media Specialist

Sebastian Muñoz Dispa


Program Director, Knowledge Management

Gwendolyn Stansbury


Associate Director, Global Affairs Major

Kasey Swanke


Program Director, Master of Global Affairs

Bill Goldberg


Student Services Program Manager, Master of Global Affairs

Ari Woodworth


Writing Skills Coordinator

Stephanie Perrin


Senior Specialist for Academic Programs

Jody Ruszkowski


Senior Office Coordinator

Rebecca Corrente