All-Faculty Team


Notre Dame has a long history of outstanding student-athletes being named to All-America 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 home football games and during the Shamrock Series, the provost will honor a different member of the faculty. 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 2021 All-Faculty Team

  • Richard M. Economakis

    Professor of Architecture
    Director of Graduate Studies in Architecture and Urbanism

    Sep 11 vs. Toledo

    “I have taught architectural design and theory at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The most rewarding aspect of my engagement at Notre Dame has been the interaction with so many bright and forward-thinking colleagues, and students determined to be a force for good as they enter the profession, striving to fill our towns and cities with beautiful, inventive, and dignified buildings and places.”

    Richard M. Economakis

  • Pinar Zorlutuna

    Sheehan Family Collegiate Professor of Engineering

    Sep 25 vs. Wisconsin (Shamrock Series)

    “I have always been moved by the collegiality and warmth that I have experienced here at Notre Dame. This started from the first second I stepped on campus, and with the pandemic has been taken to a whole new level. The past 18 months have shown us all how hard it is to live in isolation and how important it is to have a community to support you like a tight-knit family. I cannot imagine a better community to be a part of.”

    Pinar Zorlutuna

  • Sandra C. Vera-Muñoz

    Associate Professor of Accountancy
    Deloitte Foundation Department Chair of Accountancy

    Oct 02 vs. Cincinnati

    “I am privileged to be a faculty member at Notre Dame because of the University’s commitment to be a leader in sustainable operations, education, and research. This commitment is fully aligned with my research and teaching interests in sustainability accounting and reporting and the important role that accounting and finance professionals play in the sustainability space.”

    Sandra C. Vera-Muñoz

  • Meghan E. Sullivan

    Wilsey Family College Professor of Philosophy
    Director of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study

    Oct 23 vs. USC

    “Being a philosopher is ... a way of life you want to share with others—a way of developing concern for the truth and caring for the soul.”

    Meghan E. Sullivan

  • Veronica Root Martinez

    Professor of Law
    Robert & Marion Short Scholar
    Director of the Law School’s Program on Ethics, Compliance, & Inclusion

    Oct 30 vs. North Carolina

    “The University of Notre Dame has been an amazing place to be a professor, in part, because its Catholic mission embraces the importance of the dignity of work for all persons.”

    Veronica Root Martinez

  • Madhav R. Joshi

    Research Professor in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
    Associate Director of the Peace Accords Matrix

    Nov 06 vs. Navy

    “As part of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, I am a member of a team leading world-renowned research initiatives focusing on how peace agreements meant to end civil wars are designed and how to advance peace agreement implementation.”

    Madhav R. Joshi

  • Patricia L. Clark

    Rev. John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C., Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    Associate Vice President for Research

    Nov 20 vs. Georgia Tech

    “Crucially, my ability to develop new tools to answer previously unanswerable questions has been successful only because of the excellent graduate students, undergraduate students, and postdoctoral researchers in my laboratory. These smart, creative, and dedicated trainees have been true partners on this journey. My greatest professional joy is the opportunity to nurture their development as scientists and individuals, both in the classroom as well as the laboratory.”

    Patricia L. Clark