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

Ted Beatty


Associate Dean for Policy & Practice

Caroline Hughes


Associate Dean for Operations

Hal Culbertson


Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

Iris Ma 


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

Chris Jones


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


Director of Communications and Marketing 

Ti Lavers


Senior Writer and Digital Program Manager

Renée LaReau


Senior Designer

Kevin Fye


Senior Content Specialist

Josh Stowe


Digital Media Specialist

Sebastian Muñoz Dispa


Program Director, Knowledge Management

Gwendolyn Stansbury


Events Program Director

Lauri Roberts


Academic Advancement Director

Jay McAllister


Student Services Program Manager, Master of Global Affairs

Ari Woodworth


Writing Skills Coordinator

Stephanie Perrin


Academic Programs Manager

Jody Ruszkowski