Associate Provosts & VP for Research

The Office of the Provost is divided into several major functional areas, with an associate provost leading the initiatives of each. In addition, while Notre Dame Research is administratively distinct from the provost’s office, the two collaborate extensively, and the provost oversees the activities of both.

Chris Maziar

Vice President and Senior Associate Provost for Budget and Planning

Christine M. Maziar, Professor of Electrical Engineering

Chris Maziar is the vice president and senior associate provost for budget and planning. In this capacity, her major responsibilities include overseeing academic budgeting, serving as the principal data steward for the academy, facilitating all faculty appointments, providing leadership for academic space management, and managing the approval process for changes to Committee on Appointments and Promotions (CAP) documents. Maziar also oversees the University Archives, the Office of the Registrar, and the Institute for Church Life.

Maura Ryan

Vice President and Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs

Maura A. Ryan, John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C., Associate Professor of Christian Ethics

Maura Ryan is the vice president and associate provost for faculty affairs. In this capacity, her major responsibilities include overseeing new faculty orientation and faculty training, the evaluation of teaching, and the University’s processes for responding to faculty appeals and grievances, and to allegations of faculty misconduct. Ryan also acts as the point person with the University’s regional accrediting body and provides leadership for the external review cycle and the Dual Career Assistance Program.

Laura Carlson

Vice President and Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School

Laura A. Carlson, Professor of Psychology

Laura Carlson is vice president and associate provost and dean of the Graduate School. In addition to serving as dean of the Graduate School, her major responsibilities include coordinating the work of the Provost’s Advisory Committee (PAC), overseeing the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars and the Moreau Faculty Development Program, acting as the secretary of the Academic Council, and collaborating with the University Committee on Women Faculty and Students. Carlson also oversees faculty leadership development through NDLead.

Hugh Page

Vice President and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs

(The Rev.) Hugh R. Page, Jr., Professor of Theology and Africana Studies

Hugh Page is the vice president and associate provost for undergraduate affairs. His major responsibilities include expanding opportunities for and participation in undergraduate scholarship and research, implementing the Undergraduate Academic Code of Honor, leading the University’s enrollment management efforts by overseeing the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Student Financial Services, and furthering campus conversation on issues related to diversity. Page also oversees the University’s ROTC programs, the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement, the Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program, the TRiO Programs, and the Center for Social Concerns.

Michael Pippenger

Vice President and Associate Provost for Internationalization

Michael E. Pippenger

Michael Pippenger is the vice president and associate provost for internationalization. In this capacity, his major responsibilities include advising University leadership on global strategies and overseeing Notre Dame International, which leads efforts to broaden Notre Dame’s international culture, programs, reach, and reputation through study abroad, expanded international research, international collaborative projects, and strategic relationships with global partners. Pippenger also directs the ongoing academic and operational development of Notre Dame’s Global Gateways.

Bryan Ritchie

Vice President and Cathy and John Martin Associate Provost for Innovation

Bryan K. Ritchie

Bryan Ritchie is vice president and Cathy and John Martin Associate Provost for Innovation. Leading the University’s IDEA (Innovation, De-Risking, and Enterprise Acceleration) Center, he works closely with deans, alumni, faculty, and students to promote a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization. His major responsibilities as head of the IDEA Center include directing the University’s technology transfer enterprise as well as Innovation Park at Notre Dame.

Father Dan Groody

Vice President and Associate Provost

Rev. Daniel G. Groody, C.S.C., Associate Professor of Theology and Global Affairs

Father Dan Groody is vice president and associate provost. In this capacity, he oversees the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, the Center for University Advising, and the Snite Museum of Art. He also assists the provost in areas including internationalization and lifelong learning as well as external department and program reviews and other academy-related responsibilities. In addition to his role in the provost’s office, Father Groody serves as a Fellow and Trustee of the University.

Elliott Visconsi

Associate Provost and Chief Academic Digital Officer

Elliott Visconsi, Associate Professor of English

Elliott Visconsi is associate provost and chief academic digital officer. He works at the intersection of strategy, fundraising, faculty development, curriculum policy, intellectual property, financial modeling, and pedagogy on a variety of University-wide programs and initiatives. Under his leadership, Notre Dame created the Office of Digital Learning, the work of which he oversees. He also oversees the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning.

Jim Morrison

Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives

Jim W. Morrison

Jim Morrison is associate provost for strategic initiatives. In this capacity, he leads major cross-college initiatives, including efforts to advance ND Health, data science and analytics, lifelong learning, and components of iNDustry Labs and the regional LIFT Innovation Network. He also directs and coordinates the Deans’ Collaborative Initiative program, cross-college academic planning committees, and external academic partnerships.

Bob Bernhard

Vice President for Research

Robert J. Bernhard, Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Bob Bernhard is the vice president for research. In this capacity, he leads the University’s research infrastructure and support programs for all disciplines of research and scholarship. He is also responsible for stewardship of the University’s strategic research initiatives.