Staff

Meghan Sullivan

Meghan Sullivan 

Director and Wilsey Family College Professor of Philosophy

1113 Flanner Hall
574-631-1343
sullivan.329@nd.edu

Professor Sullivan currently serves as Director of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. She is also a member of the Philosophy Department, the Director of Notre Dame's God and the Good Life Program, and the Principal Investigator of the Mellon Foundation’s Philosophy as a Way of Life grant (2018-2021) and the Templeton Foundation’s Philosophy and Religion Engaged with the Public pilot program. Read more.

 

Maria Di Pasquale

Maria Di Pasquale

Associate Director

1121 Flanner Hall
574-631-3770
mdipasqu@nd.edu

Maria oversees the Institute’s budget and financial planning, provides strategic research and fellowship support, and supervises NDIAS staff. Read more.

 

J'Nese Williams

J'Nese Williams

Assistant Director of Educational Initiatives

1122 Flanner Hall
574-631-4838
jwilli65@nd.edu

J'Nese manages the NDIAS's student-facing programs, including the Distinguished Graduate Fellowship program and the Undergraduate Research Fellowship program. Read more.

 

Kristian Olsen

Kristian Olsen

Assistant Director of Communications and Fellowships

1123 Flanner Hall
574-631-2830
kolsen1@nd.edu

Kristian manages the NDIAS fellowship application and review process, assists with marketing and communications, and oversees the Institute's facilities and technological needs. He is also a trained philosopher with expertise in theoretical ethics and ethical history. Read more.

 

Carolyn Sherman

Carolyn Sherman

Events and Academic Support Program Manager

1124 Flanner Hall
574-631-1305
csherman@nd.edu

Carolyn executes all NDIAS events and assists Fellows with their housing, orientation, and ongoing campus needs. Her degree is in English literature and creative writing, and she continues to write poetry and short stories. Read more.

 

Ross Jensen

Ross Jensen

Notre Dame 5+1 Postdoctoral Staff Member

1134 Flanner Hall
rjensen4@nd.edu

Ross provides administrative and pedagogical support in the NDIAS teaching lab and assists with other special projects at the Institute. Read more.