Scott Howland

Operations Coordinator

Operations Coordinator
203 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-4666

The renowned Japanese writer (and my favorite author), Haruki Murakami said, “Life is not like water. Things in life don’t necessarily flow over the shortest possible route.” It is an important lesson at any stage of life, but especially when we are young. My path to Notre Dame certainly didn’t take the shortest possible route. I studied psychology as an undergraduate at Holy Cross College, after which I went on to the University of Dayton, where I earned a master’s degree in theology, and even began a doctoral degree in the same field. However, after finishing my doctoral coursework, I realized that studying theology might not be the professional path for me.

Now, I work here at Notre Dame in the College of Arts and Letters. I support two growing programs: the Beyond the Dome Career Development Program and the Sheedy Family Program in Economy, Enterprise, and Society. My role, perhaps surprisingly to many that knew me in the past, centers on financial administration, data analysis and reporting, and supporting undergraduate student programming. I have learned in this role that I love numbers, spreadsheets, and solving problems with quantitative data. It took me close to a decade after finishing college to discover these passions, but without that journey, I wouldn’t have ended up where I am today.

I live in South Bend with my wife, Kassie, and my two children, Isla and Oliver. In my free time, I love to read, cook, rewatch episodes of Seinfeld, and spend time with my family.