Associate Provosts & VP for Research
The Office of the Provost is divided into several major functional areas, with a vice president and 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, the Institute for Church Life, and the Center for Social Concerns.
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 online learning initiatives, the external review cycle, the Dual Career Assistance Program, the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, the Snite Museum, and the Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture.
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 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; he is also currently serving as the dean of the First Year of Studies. His major responsibilities include expanding opportunities for and participation in undergraduate scholarship and research, supporting academic advising for first-year undergraduate students, 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, and the TRiO Programs.
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 Innovation
Bryan K. Ritchie
Bryan Ritchie is vice president and 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. He also provides oversight for Notre Dame California.
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.
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.