Office of the Dean
As dean of the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame, John T. McGreevy is responsible for the overall vision and strategy of the College. He oversees both the academic core and the support structure of the College. In cooperation with faculty members and other administrators, the dean seeks to advance Arts and Letters while integrating the various aspects of Notre Dame’s triadic identity as a residential liberal arts college, a dynamic research university, and a Catholic institution of international standing.
The dean oversees the University’s programs in the Division of the Arts, the Division of the Humanities, and the Division of the Social Sciences; appoints and oversees associate deans and the chairpersons of 20 departments as well as selected directors and support staff; and supports and evaluates the teaching and research of faculty members.
Dean McGreevy’s key responsibilities include:
- overall vision and strategic planning
- tenure and promotion decisions
- high-level appointments to faculty positions, including external recruitment to full professorships and endowed chairs
- appointment and review of department chairpersons
- fundraising and external representation and advocacy
- major budgeting responsibilities and priorities
- leadership development within the College
- departmental reviews and evaluations
Dean McGreevy on the Notre Dame “Experiment”
Arts and Letters News
The Notre Dame campus is an exceptional place for learning, but some lessons can only come through real-world experience. That’s where internships play a vital role.
“Internships give Arts and Letters students an opportunity to polish the critical thinking and communication skills they develop during their studies here—and apply them in a professional setting,” says John McGreevy, I.A. O’Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts and Letters. Read More >
Millions of viewers tune in nightly to the Late Show with David Letterman, but these viewers don’t see the hours of preparation behind each evening’s episode. Last summer, Notre Dame student Kelly Taylor got the opportunity to be a part of the team that produces the popular television show. Read More >
Congratulations to the Class of 2013! This video, screened at the Arts and Letters Diploma Ceremony, features several of our seniors reflecting on their time at Notre Dame and in the College of Arts and Letters. Read More >
Psychology major Mallory Meter delivers the valedictory address at Notre Dame’s 168th University Commencement Ceremony, held May 19, 2013 in Notre Dame Stadium. Read More >