Assistant Vice President, Office of Undergraduate Education
- 203B Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556
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Erin Klawitter serves as assistant vice president in the Office of Undergraduate Education. Among other responsibilities, she coordinates campus-wide efforts to ensure that every student has the chance to flourish at Notre Dame, particularly those from under-resourced educational systems and backgrounds. She also supports the Vice President and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education in strategic planning, operational implementation, and fundraising efforts that impact the various programs and units housed in the Office.
Prior to joining Undergraduate Education, Klawitter was Managing Director of the Notre Dame - IBM Technology Ethics Lab and Associate Professor of the Practice in the Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center. In this role, she partnered with IBM to plan and execute research efforts concerning the ethical use of artificial intelligence, managed the Lab’s budget and planning efforts, and supervised Lab staff. She also taught an undergraduate writing-intensive course concerning digital divides and algorithmic literacy. Klawitter has previously served the University as associate director of the Notre Dame Scholars’ Program, as its inaugural content strategist, and as an undergraduate admissions counselor.
Klawitter graduated magna cum laude from Notre Dame’s Program of Liberal Studies, which awarded her the Otto J. Bird award for best senior essay. She received her M.A. in Communication from Saint Louis University and her Ph.D. in Media, Technology, and Society from Northwestern University. Her award-winning and published research focuses on the relationship between social inequality, Internet participation, and differences in health and economic outcomes. A former Jesuit Volunteer, Klawitter spent the year immediately following her Notre Dame graduation in Anchorage, AK, where she accompanied clients experiencing homelessness.