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.


  • 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.

    Vice President and Senior Associate Provost for Budget and Planning

  • 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.

    Vice President and Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs

  • 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.

    Vice President and Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School

  • 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.

    Vice President and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs

  • 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.

    Vice President and Associate Provost for Internationalization

  • Vice President and 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.

    Vice President and Associate Provost for Innovation

  • 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.

    Vice President and Associate Provost

  • Associate Provost and Chief Academic Digital Officer

    Elliott Visconsi, Associate Professor of English

    Elliott Visconsi is associate provost and chief academic digital officer. In this role, he leads the University’s approach to innovative learning strategies while overseeing Notre Dame Learning (composed of the Office of Digital Learning and the Kaneb Center for Teaching Excellence). Since March 2020, Visconsi has chaired the Faculty Task Force on Instructional Continuity, guiding the University-wide pivot to emergency remote teaching and learning in response to the coronavirus.

    Associate Provost and Chief Academic Digital Officer

  • 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.

    Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives

  • 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.

    Vice President for Research