People

Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts
356 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Phone (574) 631-5730

Staff

  1. Kate Marshall, Ph.D.

    ISLA Director

    Associate Professor of English; Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives

    Kate Marshall, Ph.D.

    ISLA Director

    Associate Professor of English; Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives

    kmarsha2@nd.edu
    P: 574-631-1737

    As Director, Kate Marshall leads the Institute's mission to advance and promote faculty and student research in the College of Arts and Letters. She also serves as the College's Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives and is Associate Professor of English and Concurrent Associate Professor of American Studies. 

  2. Sevda Arslan, Ph.D.

    Student Grants Program Manager

    Foci: Undergraduate and graduate student grant programs

    Sevda Arslan, Ph.D.

    Student Grants Program Manager

    Foci: Undergraduate and graduate student grant programs

    sarslan@nd.edu
    P: 574-631-1385

    Office hours: Tuesdays 10am-11:30am and Thursdays 2:30pm-4pm or by appointment.

    Sevda Arslan oversees the Institute's internal funding programs for both undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Arts and Letters. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame in 2022 where, as a linguistic and sociocultural anthropologist, she specialized in migration and religion in Europe.

     

  3. Therese Blacketor

    Student Grants Coordinator

    Focus: Student grants administration

    Therese Blacketor

    Student Grants Coordinator

    Focus: Student grants administration

    tblacket@nd.edu

  4. Stephanie Hasse

    Administrative Coordinator

    Foci: Faculty grants administration, financial accounting and logistics

    Stephanie Hasse

    Administrative Coordinator

    Foci: Faculty grants administration, financial accounting and logistics

    shasse@nd.edu
    P: 574-631-5730

    Stephanie Hasse joined Notre Dame in 2018 and serves as ISLA's administrative coordinator. In this role, she supports the ISLA director and staff while also coordinating the Institute's internal faculty grant programs. Stephanie graduated from Grand Valley State University with a bachelor's degree in English. Before joining ISLA, Stephanie worked as a supply chain coordinator.

  5. Josh Tychonievich, Ph.D.

    Associate Director for Research Development

    Foci: Faculty awards, grants, and fellowships

    Josh Tychonievich, Ph.D.

    Associate Director for Research Development

    Foci: Faculty awards, grants, and fellowships

    jhubbar3@nd.edu
    P: 574-631-5730

    Josh Tychonievich (Ph.D. University of Michigan) provides both one-on-one and group-based services that help faculty members form collaborations and apply for external grants and fellowships. He holds graduate degrees in history, East Asian studies, and women's and gender studies and is a member of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals.

  6. Adam Vilanova-Goldstein

    Graduate Student Fellow

    Focus: Student Grants Programs

    Adam Vilanova-Goldstein

    Graduate Student Fellow

    Focus: Student Grants Programs

    agoldst2@nd.edu

    Adam Vilanova-Goldstein is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Psychology.  His research considers the role of agency in attentional selection and memory formation. He assists the Director and Student Grants Program Manager with ISLA's student grants programming. 

Campus Liaisons

  1. Colleen Cross

    Director of Foundation Relations

    Focus: College of Arts and Letters

    Colleen Cross

    Director of Foundation Relations

    Focus: College of Arts and Letters

    ccross@nd.edu
    P: 574-631-8143

  2. Suzanne DeGuilio

    Director, Foundation Relations

    Foci: Economics and Political Science

    Suzanne DeGuilio

    Director, Foundation Relations

    Foci: Economics and Political Science

    sdeguili@nd.edu
    P: 574-631-8613

    Suzanne DeGuilio joined the Foundation Relations team in August 2018. She helps faculty in Economics and Political Science connect with, and develop funding proposals for, charitable foundations. She previously served Notre Dame’s Office of Development as the Associate Director for the Cavanaugh Council and President’s Circle. Suzanne holds a J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law and a B.A. in Journalism from Loyola University Chicago.

  3. Brian Fogarty, Ph.D.

    Director, Center for Social Science Research

    Foci: Research design, data collection, quantitative data analysis, data visualization

    Brian Fogarty, Ph.D.

    Director, Center for Social Science Research

    Foci: Research design, data collection, quantitative data analysis, data visualization

    bfogart2@nd.edu

    Brian Fogarty joined the Center for Social Science Research, within the Center for Research Computing, as director and associate professor of the practice in 2019.  He is also concurrent research assistant professor in the Department of Political Science. As director of the CSSR, he works with social science researchers to support their project research design, data, and quantitative analysis needs.  Before joining Notre Dame, he was a lecturer in quantitative social science at the University of Glasgow’s Q-Step Centre. Prior to Glasgow, he was an associate professor of political science at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.  He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

  4. Amber Kirk

    Program Director for Academic Conferences, University Events

    Focus: Main campus events

    Amber Kirk

    Program Director for Academic Conferences, University Events

    Focus: Main campus events

    akirk2@nd.edu

    Amber assists faculty with all facets of meeting and conference management for events hosted on Notre Dame's main campus in South Bend, IN.

  5. Lori Loftis

    Pre-Award Program Manager, Notre Dame Research Administration

    Foci: Social Sciences

    Lori Loftis

    Pre-Award Program Manager, Notre Dame Research Administration

    Foci: Social Sciences

    lloftis@nd.edu
    P: 574-631-4264

    Lori Loftis works within Notre Dame Research as a Pre-Award Program Manager. She helps faculty in Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, and Psychology prepare external grant & fellowship applications.  She joined the University of Notre Dame in 2011 as the Assistant Director of the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA) in the College of Arts and Letters. Before joining Notre Dame, Lori spent 13 years as a research project supervisor at the University of Chicago. She received her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and master’s degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

  6. Nathalou Rae Mejorada

    Pre-Award Program Manager, Notre Dame Research Administration

    Foci: Arts and Humanities

    Nathalou Rae Mejorada

    Pre-Award Program Manager, Notre Dame Research Administration

    Foci: Arts and Humanities

    nmejorad@nd.edu

    Nathalou (Lou) Mejorada joined Notre Dame Research in 2023 and serves as a Pre-Award Program Manager. She is responsible for assisting Notre Dame faculty in the development of grant applications and other pre-award activities. Lou graduated in 2019 from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Prior to joining Notre Dame, she worked as a Grants and Contracts Specialist at La Jolla Institute for Immunology.