Featured Faculty

A university is not simply shaped by its faculty; rather, they define it, taking ideas about teaching, research, and mission and putting them into practice on a day-to-day basis with students and colleagues in any number of settings.

Recognizing this, we are always interested in hearing how faculty from diverse disciplines think about Notre Dame as it relates both to them as individuals and their particular lines of scholarship.

Here is what some of them have told us.

Patricia Bellia

Patricia Bellia

Professor of Law, Notre Dame Presidential Fellow

“The Notre Dame Law School’s strengths in public law, constitutional structure, and institutional design provide the ideal environment in which to examine the legal challenges presented by fundamental shifts in how we are communicating.” Read More

Joan Brennecke

Joan Brennecke

Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical Engineering, Director of the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame

“One of the things I like most about Notre Dame is the way I am able to involve our high-quality undergraduates in my research group. There is nothing better than when colleagues at other universities tell me how well one of my former students is doing now in graduate school.” Read More

Steven Buechler

Steven Buechler

Professor and Department Chair of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics

“Notre Dame excels in promoting the multidisciplinary collaborations essential to solving complex problems, both at an institutional level and in the attitudes of its faculty.” Read More

Lee Anna Clark & David Watson

Lee Anna Clark and David Watson

Co-Directors of the Center for Advanced Measurement of Personality and Psychopathology

“Notre Dame is great for us from a clinical-research perspective, as our lab is ideally located near a pair of facilities that between them offer both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services. Working in such close proximity to the patient populations we study is invaluable.” Read More

Thomas Corke

Thomas Corke

Clark Equipment Professor of Engineering, Director of the Institute for Flow Physics and Control

“The signature program of a $36 million project funded by the University and five partners, the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Facility will focus on improving the efficiency of aircraft jet engines and other turbine machines while providing a strong technology infrastructure for the local community.” Read More

Dennis Doordan

Dennis Doordan

Professor of Architecture and Design, Associate Dean of Research in the School of Architecture

“I have long valued the strong sense of place and community that characterizes Notre Dame. Given my field of study, I appreciate that such an ideal is not a glib slogan or facile abstraction but an indelible attitude that pervades the campus.” Read More

Julia Douthwaite

Julia Douthwaite

Professor of French and Francophone Studies

“Notre Dame has proven to be a great place for a humanist like me, offering creative people to talk with, frequent occasions for invigorating intellectual debate, support to travel to France on a regular basis, and bright, motivated students who are both eager learners and collaborators.” Read More

Stephen Fallon

Stephen Fallon

Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Professor of the Humanities, Chair of the Department of English

“I’ve spent my entire career at Notre Dame, teaching in the Program of Liberal Studies, which offers an integrated undergraduate ‘Great Books’ curriculum, and in the English department. My students, both undergraduate and graduate, share my interests and push me to develop my thinking.” Read More

Nicole Garnett

Nicole Garnett

Professor of Law, Policy Coordinator for the Alliance for Catholic Education

“Notre Dame aims to do something distinctive: to build a great Catholic research university. A Catholic university is, by virtue of its mission, called to be creative, to explore, to search for truth, to transform the world.” Read More

Matthew Gursky

Matthew Gursky

Professor of Mathematics

“Mathematics has been called the ‘Queen of the Sciences’ because it is the language that reveals and describes the laws governing the physical world. As such, Notre Dame is dedicated to its flourishing at all levels.” Read More

Peter Kogge

Peter Kogge

Ted H. McCourtney Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

“Engineering is about the creation of artifacts and identifying when such artifacts are optimal; computer science, when done right, has those same properties. The crossover of the two is incredibly important to me, and our Department of Computer Science and Engineering has long been devoted to just that.” Read More

José Limón

José Limón

Julian Samora Professor of Latino Studies and Notre Dame Professor of American Literature, Director of the Institute for Latino Studies

“Notre Dame offers the next frontier in Latino studies, the opportunity to help form a truly national, not just regional, cohort of young people—Latinos and non-Latinos—who will be educated based on the most advanced knowledge of the growing Latino populations in the United States.” Read More

Bill Nichols

Bill Nichols

Professor of Accountancy, Associate Dean for Faculty and Research in the Mendoza College of Business

“Recently while designing an accounting course, I tried a novel approach informed by the declaration: ‘The primary function of commerce is service to mankind.’ … ‘Sustainability: Accounting & Reporting’ introduces to students a wide-ranging set of performance indicators that goes beyond traditional measures of a firm’s economic performance.” Read More

Jean Porter

Jean Porter

Rev. John A. O’Brien Professor of Theology

“The University supports open, ecumenical theological inquiry … [and] offers many opportunities for interdisciplinary conversations, conferences, and ongoing research projects, drawing on scholars from around the world.” Read More

Frank Reilly

Frank Reilly

Bernard J. Hank Professor of Finance
 
“My ideal job is one that allows for and indeed calls on me to be both an active, engaged teacher and a productive researcher. This dual commitment to one’s students and one’s scholarship is exactly what Notre Dame asks of its faculty.” Read More

Mark Roche

Mark Roche

Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Professor of German Language and Literature

“Notre Dame attracted me because of its fascinating identity. At one and the same time, it is a liberal arts college that embraces teaching and learning, a dynamic and ambitious research university, and a Catholic institution of international standing.” Read More

Sharon Stack

Sharon Stack

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ann F. Dunne and Elizabeth M. Riley Director of the Harper Cancer Research Institute

“Basic science drives most innovation and breakthrough-level discoveries in cancer research. And yet there are relatively few cancer institutes that take a basic science approach to their work. I came to Notre Dame because of the rare opportunity to direct just such an institute.” Read More

John Stamper

John Stamper

Professor of Architecture, Associate Dean and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Architecture

“I taught for a number of years in the school’s Rome Studies Program. Living in the midst of some of the world’s most famous Renaissance and Baroque buildings, I had easy access to the great libraries of the Vatican and the American Academy.” Read More

Duncan Stroik

Duncan Stroik

Professor of Architecture

“As a Catholic university, Notre Dame is the ideal place for a classical school of architecture. Like Catholicism, classical architecture seeks the good, true, and beautiful; builds on tradition; and is concerned with human dignity.” Read More

Ann Tenbrunsel

Ann Tenbrunsel

Professor of Management, Rex and Alice A. Martin Director of the Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide

“I believe that understanding and addressing the reasons why individuals sometimes act undesirably when negotiating ethical dilemmas is just as important as identifying what strategies will improve a firm’s bottom line. At Notre Dame, I don't have to ‘sell’ this approach or argue for its legitimacy.” Read More

Jay Tidmarsh

Professor of Law

Jay Tidmarsh

“My teaching and scholarship focus on the ways that judges and lawyers can improve our system of civil justice, especially in mass disputes, while remaining faithful to the millennium-old legal tradition of which we are the present caretakers. Notre Dame has been a wonderful place to engage in this inquiry.” Read More

Huili (Grace) Xing

Huili (Grace) Xing

Professor of Electrical Engineering

“Notre Dame does a great job positioning faculty to acquire the research funding we need. However, what I value most about the University is that I am at a top-tier institution that still manages to foster a friendly, family-like environment.” Read More

Faculty Openings

If you are a prospective faculty member interested in learning more about opportunities at Notre Dame, please visit facultypositions.nd.edu.

Faculty Honored at 2014 Home Football Games

Aug. 30 vs. Rice  John Stamper

Sept. 6 vs. Michigan Frank Reilly

Sept. 13 vs. Purdue (in Indianapolis, Ind.)  Sharon Stack

Oct. 4 vs. Stanford Thomas Corke

Oct. 11 vs. North Carolina  Jay Tidmarsh

Nov. 15 vs. Northwestern — Stephen Fallon

Nov. 22 vs. Louisville — Lee Anna Clark and David Watson