Sharon Schierling

Managing Director, Kellogg Institute for International Studies

1130G Jenkins Nanovic Halls
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-8524

Sharon Schierling

Sharon Schierling is the managing director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, where she is responsible for operations and management, including program planning, organizational leadership, and overseeing financial and human resources.

Schierling has more than two decades of experience administering educational and training programs in both national and international settings. She has directed projects funded by the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. A Latin Americanist by training, her experience and interests now include Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Before coming to Notre Dame, Schierling spent two years in Guatemala and El Salvador as a Fulbright scholar and Boren fellow, conducting doctoral research on the reinsertion of returned refugees into civil society after the civil wars. Previously, she taught Latin American and Central American politics at Louisiana State University, where she earned an M.A. in political science and co-directed the Fulbright Central American Program of Undergraduate Scholarships.

Schierling has also served as president of the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, as a member of the Advisory Committee for University Relations of the International Business Council and the Board of Directors of Louisiana–El Salvador Partners of the Americas, and as a consultant to the Institute for International Research and the Consortium for Service to Latin America.