Joanna McNulty

Associate Vice President for Academic Finance and Administration

Associate Vice President for Academic Finance and Administration
115C Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Joanna McNulty is associate vice president for academic finance and administration, providing strategic leadership for academic budgeting, finance, and planning and serving as the provost’s primary adviser on the financial plan for Notre Dame’s academic core. She manages a team of professionals in developing the annual academic budget, conducting multi-year financial planning and analysis, and overseeing faculty payroll. Her responsibilities also include working closely with the deans, associate provosts, and academic business offices and serving as principal liaison to the Finance Division, in particular the Office of Budget and Planning and the Office of the Controller.

McNulty joined Notre Dame in 2002 as program coordinator for the Notre Dame Center for Aquatic Conservation, predecessor to the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative. Following the program’s evolution, she served as business and program manager for the initiative, where she helped ECI researchers secure and manage more than $27 million in extramural funding. From there, she joined Notre Dame Research (NDR) as director of finance and administration prior to being promoted to senior director of planning and business operations. In this capacity, she managed a $60 million financial portfolio, providing financial analysis and integrating short- and long-range resource planning while also leading NDR’s human resources function.

McNulty graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science in biology. She was a member of the second cohort of the John Affleck-Graves High-Performance Leadership Program at Notre Dame.