James R. Brockmole
Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives, Director of the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, Professor of Psychology
Leadership of Research Strategy
- Build, sustain, and promote research excellence in all three of the College’s divisions (Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences).
- Develop policies and procedures that support the College’s strategic plan with particular emphasis on advancing research excellence.
- Serve as Director of the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts.
- Be a campus-wide advocate for scholarship in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
- Serve as a liaison between the College and Notre Dame Research.
- Initiate, develop, and lead cross-college and campus-wide research initiatives.
- Work with Notre Dame International, Notre Dame Research, and College faculty to cultivate and enhance research and scholarship at the University’s Global Gateways (Beijing, Dublin, Jerusalem, London, and Rome).
- Work with the Director of Communications and Marketing to promote the research reputation of the College within the public and academic sectors.
Leadership of Strategic Initiatives in Arts & Letters
- Work with the Dean, associate deans, department chairpersons, and faculty to identify, implement, and track initiatives with significant potential to further the College’s strategic vision and societal impact.
- Work with the Dean and Director of Academic Advancement to define the fundraising objectives of the College.
- Coordinate internal strategic planning processes.
- Support an entrepreneurial culture among the faculty toward scholarship and teaching.
- Lead college-wide strategic initiatives as assigned by the Dean.
- With the Dean and Senior Director of Finance and Administration, establish and manage the College’s financial commitments to research and scholarship.
- Provide overall financial management and stewardship of endowments devoted to supporting research, scholarship, and creative work.
- With divisional associate deans and department chairpersons, develop and approve research start-up packages for newly hired faculty members.
- Administer Faculty Research and Professional Development (R&PD) accounts.
- Evaluate and administer requests for cost-sharing on externally funded research projects.
Faculty Research Support
- Oversee the evaluation and provision of internal grants for faculty research, conference travel, publication subventions, and other research expenses.
- Provide information, advice, and assistance in finding and obtaining external grant and fellowship funds from public and private agencies.
- Help departments, programs, centers, and individual faculty members develop grant proposals consistent with each unit’s strategic plan.
- Coordinate and develop research space.
- Review and approve of all grant submissions on behalf of the College.
- Monitor and advise on research compliance issues.
- Develop support agreements for editors of scholarly journals
Student Research Support
- Develop policies and funding initiatives to support student research, including graduate student professional development.
- Oversee evaluation and funding of Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) grants.
- Oversee evaluation and funding of Graduate Research Opportunity Program (GROP) grants and Graduate Student Research Awards.
- Arts and Letters College Council
- Arts and Letters Deans and Chairpersons
- Arts and Letters Executive Committee
- Arts and Letters Space Committee
- Science and Engineering Research Council
- Center for Social Sciences Research Faculty Steering Committee (NDR)
- Center for Research Computing Advisory Committee (NDR)
- Faculty Research Support and Limited Submissions Review Committees (NDR)
- Laboratory Safety Advisory Committee (Risk Management)
- Administrative Coordinator
- Associate Directors, ISLA
- Assistant Directors, ISLA
- Assistant Director, Academic Conferences
- Notre Dame Research
- Colleges of Science, Engineering, and Business
- Keough School of Global Affairs
- The Graduate School
- Center for Research Computing
- Center for Social Sciences Research