Ron Metoyer

Vice President and Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning

Vice President and Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning
300D Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Ronald A. Metoyer serves as Vice President and Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning. He oversees Notre Dame Learning, which houses the Kaneb Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Digital Learning, bringing together their teaching and learning expertise along with that of the OIT’s Teaching & Learning Technologies group to serve as the hub of learning excellence and innovation at Notre Dame. He also oversees the Institute for Educational Initiatives and leads the University’s approach to innovative pedagogical and learning strategies, including online/digital learning, inter-institutional collaboration, and experimental models for the future of education.

He chairs the Instructional Initiatives Review Committee and works closely with the vice president and associate provost for undergraduate education on policies to support effective teaching and learning. He also serves as a member of the President’s Leadership Council, the Provost’s Cabinet, and the Core Curriculum Committee.

A professor of computer science and engineering, he previously served as associate dean for diversity and faculty development in the College of Engineering from 2015–2023. Prior to his arrival at the University of Notre Dame, he was a faculty member at Oregon State University for 14 years.

Metoyer earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (1994) and his doctoral degree in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology (2002). He is a professor of computer science and engineering at the University and his primary research interest is human-computer interaction and information visualization, with a focus on multivariate data visualization, decision-making, and narrative.

His research aims to answer fundamental questions at the intersection of people and technology ideally in the context of societally relevant problems. He has addressed problems in domains as diverse as holistic admissions decision processes, narrative visualization of sports data, and food choice decision-making. He is particularly interested in the interplay between text and visual elements in interactive interfaces that are designed to support decision-making.

Metoyer has also been involved in broadening participation in computing activities throughout his career, serving in several roles including multiple years on the program committee of the Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing conference and as a project leader for the Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Computing and Information Technology (CMD-IT). Most recently, he served on the steering committee for the CRA-WP Broadening Participation effort ( He has published over 75 papers and is the recipient of a 2002 NSF CAREER Award.