All-Faculty Team


Notre Dame has a long history of outstanding student-athletes being named to All-American teams. We thought it was time for some of our most outstanding professors to receive similar recognition.

Enter the Notre Dame All-Faculty Team.

At every home football game, the provost will honor a different member of the faculty on the field during a timeout. These seven individuals have been chosen from across Notre Dame’s colleges and schools for their excellence in research, teaching, and service to the University.

Information about each member of the All-Faculty Team will be added to this page shortly before the game at which she or he is being honored. We hope you’ll come back throughout the season to learn more about these truly exceptional scholars.

Meet the 2019 All-Faculty Team

  • Ashley P. Thrall

    Myron and Rosemary Noble Associate Professor of Structural Engineering
    Director of the College of Engineering's Kinetic Structures Laboratory

    Sep 14 vs. New Mexico

    “The University of Notre Dame has been tremendously supportive, providing phenomenal resources and an outstanding environment where I can pursue challenging research and excellence in teaching. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a faculty member at Notre Dame.”

    Ashley P. Thrall

  • Brian M. Baker

    Rev. John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Professor of Structural Biology,
    Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Sep 28 vs. Virginia

    “The University of Notre Dame is a special place; there are few other universities so committed to pushing the boundaries of knowledge and helping the human condition while simultaneously challenging students to find their true potential. I am reminded of this in both the laboratory and the classroom every day.”

    Brian M. Baker

  • Cindy S. Bergeman

    Professor of Psychology
    Associate Vice President for Research
    Director of the Department of Psychology's Adult Development & Aging Lab

    Oct 05 vs. Bowling Green

    Notre Dame has been an excellent place to do research. My work is consistent with the University's mission, and the administration has provided an environment in which I can thrive. So much of that comes back to the quality of students and staff here. Their contributions have been instrumental in making my work not only successful, but enjoyable, as well.

    Cindy S. Bergeman

  • Steve Reifenberg

    Associate Professor of the Practice of International Development,
    Co-Director of the Keough School of Global Affairs Integration Lab,
    Senior Strategic Advisor for the Kellogg Institute for International Studies

    Oct 12 vs. USC

    “As an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame 35 years ago, I had a transformative educational experience and emerged with a commitment to try to make a positive difference in the world. Working and teaching at the Keough School of Global Affairs, I am privileged to cross paths every day with a remarkable community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends who are partnering to address some of the world’s most challenging problems.”

    Steve Reifenberg

  • Jeff Speaks

    Professor of Philosophy,
    Chair of the Department of Philosophy

    Nov 02 vs. Virginia Tech

    “Having the opportunity to introduce Notre Dame undergraduates to philosophy is the best part of my job. I feel lucky to be able to work with such talented and idealistic students every day. They are unafraid to think through difficult questions and are a joy to teach.”

    Jeff Speaks

  • Ken Kelley

    Edward Frederick Sorin Society Professor of IT, Analytics, and Operations,
    Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research in the Mendoza College of Business

    Nov 16 vs. Navy

    “I teach statistical methods and analytics to business students—many of whom share my awe at what Notre Dame is and what it hopes to be, where we aim for excellence in all that we do. I am continually inspired by the vision of Notre Dame’s founder, Fr. Edward Sorin, for the University to be ‘a powerful force for good.’

    Ken Kelley

  • Randy J. Kozel

    Professor of Law,
    Associate Dean for Faculty Development in the Law School

    Nov 23 vs. Boston College

    “When I think of Notre Dame, I think of a group of students, alumni, faculty, and staff dedicated not only to pursuing excellence, but also to building an unparalleled community and serving a truly distinctive mission. Showing how each of these commitments reinforces the others is one of the University’s greatest successes.”

    Randy J. Kozel