Kate Marshall

Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives; Director, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts

Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives; Director, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts
356E O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-1737


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.

Financial Management

  • 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.

Committee Assignments

  • 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)

Direct Reports

  • Administrative Coordinator
  • Associate Directors, ISLA
  • Assistant Directors, ISLA
  • Assistant Director, Academic Conferences

Liaison Relationships

  • 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