We are delighted that the following priests, faculty, and administrators have agreed to serve as hosts for the Notre Dame Travel Program in 2013. We make every effort to send a Notre Dame host on each departure as our travelers tell us this greatly enhances their experience and makes the trip unique. If this is important to you in making your decision to travel on the program, please call 1-800-634-2631 to confirm that one will accompany the group before making your final payment. We will be updating this site as hosts are confirmed for travel throughout the year.
Karen Kresal Anthony ’98 Hon.
Karen Anthony is the director emerita of alumni travel at the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association. She retired from the Alumni Association after 27 years of dedicated service and led the Travel Program from 1985–2010. She has traveled extensively across the globe. When she started the travel program in 1982, Notre Dame was offering just two trips per year; she built the program to its current state. Her notable accomplishments include the creation of a Travel Advisory Committee composed of professors, priests, and administrators at the University, cultivation of travel programs hosted by Notre Dame faculty and priests, and serving for four years as a member of the Educational Travel Conference advisory council to foster best practices in the education travel industry. Karen was presented the prestigious honorary alumna award by the Alumni Board of Directors in 1998 and received the Notre Dame President’s Award for outstanding service in May 2000. Karen and her husband, Tony, have three children and nine grandchildren.
Robert N. Barger
Prof. Barger holds a Ph.D. in history of education, an M.A. in American history, an M.A.T. in teaching, an M.Div. in theology, and a B.A. in philosophy. He has taught at the University of Illinois, Eastern Illinois University, the University of Notre Dame, and the National University of Ireland for a total of more than four decades. Barger has won numerous awards for teaching and research. Cambridge University Press published his most recent book on computer ethics in 2008 and he is currently preparing its second edition. His additional work in editing history and philosophy books for university presses continues his professional contributions to those fields. Bob’s wife, Jo, holds an M.A. from Notre Dame and accompanies him on his trips. The Bargers have traveled extensively on all seven continents and are members of the ND Alumni Association’s Travel Advisory Committee. Together they have served as hosts on numerous Notre Dame trips.
Alessia Blad ’09 M.A.
Prof. Alessia Blad is a native of Milan, Italy. Since 1999 she has been teaching beginning and intermediate Italian, culture, and history courses at Notre Dame. She also teaches the Romance Language Department Teaching Methods course for first-year teaching assistants and coordinates the first two years of Italian courses. Her interests include second language acquisition and teaching language and culture with a variety of media. In 2003, Prof. Blad received the Kaneb Award for Excellence in Teaching. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a master’s degree in Italian studies from the University of Notre Dame. She is currently completing her doctorate in modern languages.
Thomas J. Blum ’68
Tom Blum, a 1968 graduate of Notre Dame, retired as senior director of principal gifts in March 2012 after a successful 31-year tenure in the Development Department. A recipient of Notre Dame’s Presidential Award, Tom is also an honorary Monogram Club member. Tom and his wife, Marcia, a 1970 graduate of Saint Mary’s College, have two grown sons and two daughters-in-law, all of whom are Notre Dame graduates. They are also the proud grandparents of two future “Domer” grandsons. Tom and Marcia have hosted previous alumni tours to France and Switzerland, Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, and the Baltic Sea.
Marc D. Burdell ’87
Marc D. Burdell is the senior director of alumni programs at the Notre Dame Alumni Association. He earned a bachelor’s degree in the Arts and Letters Program for Administrators at Notre Dame, and joined the Alumni Association team in 2006. Before returning to Notre Dame, Burdell was the acting CEO and vice president of sales and marketing of Humana Inc. of Arizona. Prior to that, he was a national vice president of PhDx e-systems, a spine and orthopedic outcomes measurement company. Over a 15-year period, he held various positions with major health care insurers before joining Humana in 2003. He has served as vice chairman of the board for the AK Foundation in Phoenix, Ariz., a group dedicated to serving uninsured single mothers and their children; he also served on the board of the Suns Nite Hoops Organization, an affiliate of the Phoenix Suns that focuses on getting troubled teens back on the right track. Burdell and his wife, Jeanette, a 1987 Saint Mary’s College graduate, have three children: Michael ’10, Courtney ’13, and Geoffrey ’15.
Theodore J. Cachey Jr.
Prof. Cachey is the chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and Albert J. and Helen Ravarino Family Director of Dante and Italian Studies. He specializes in Italian Medieval and Renaissance literature, in particular Dante and Petrarch, the history of the Italian language, and the literature and history of travel. He has authored or edited several books, including Le isole fortunate; appunti di storia letteraria italiana (1994); Pigafetta’s First Voyage Around the World (1995; second revised edition, 2007); Dante Now: Current Trends in Dante Studies (1995); Petrarch’s Guide to the Holy Land (2002); Le culture di Dante (2004); and Dante and Petrarch: Anti-dantism, Metaphysics, Tradition (forthcoming). He is founder and co-editor (with Christian Moevs) of the William and Katherine Devers Series in Dante Studies and serves on the editorial boards of Letteratura Italiana Antica and Italian Studies: the Journal of the American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS). He earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern and his doctorate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Missy Conboy ’82
Missy Conboy, a 23-year veteran of the Notre Dame athletic department staff, is the senior deputy director of athletics. Previously, Conboy was appointed senior associate athletics director in August 2002 following 11 years as associate athletic director and five years as assistant athletic director. Conboy oversees the internal aspects of the athletic department, those that impact both the University constituent groups and the student-athletes. A 1982 graduate of the University, she is the liaison both to the Athletic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees and the Faculty Board on Athletics. Conboy was a six-year member of the NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Committee and was instrumental in bringing both the 1994 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championships and 1998 NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Championships to the Notre Dame campus. Conboy also is the former chair of the BIG EAST Senior Women Administrators’ Committee. She was a four-year member of the Notre Dame women’s basketball team from 1978-82, serving as team captain her senior year. Conboy graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in English and received her juris doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1985. She and her husband, Bill Mountford, a graduate of Notre Dame’s MBA program and the U.S. Naval Academy, have three daughters.
Prof. JoAnn DellaNeva
JoAnn DellaNeva is a professor of Romance Languages and Literatures. She earned her doctorate from Princeton University and joined Notre Dame in 1982. She served as founding chair of the Romance Languages and Literatures Department from 1989-96. Since fall of 2010, she has served as associate dean of Undergraduate Studies and the College of Arts andLetters. She has written extensively on French and Italian Renaissance literature, exploring in particular questions of imitation and Franco–Italian literary relations. Her most recent book, Unlikely Exemplars: Reading and Imitating Beyond the Italian Canon in French Renaissance Literature, was published in 2009. A two-time recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for College Teachers as well as an award-winning teacher, she has taught a variety of courses on French, Italian, and comparative literatures. She has lived and taught in France and England and has traveled through much of Italy.
Prof. Emeritus Jay P. Dolan
Prof. Emeritus Jay Dolan was on the faculty at the University of Notre Dame for 33 years, from 1971-2004. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, he also taught at the University of San Francisco, University of Chicago, University College Cork, Ireland, and Boston College. While at Notre Dame, he founded the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism in 1975 and was the director of the center until 1993. He has published a number of books in this field. His most recent book was In Search of an American Catholicism: A History of Religion and Culture in Tension, published by Oxford University Press in 2002. It is an interpretive study of the relationship between Catholicism and American culture over the course of the past two hundred years. He has also written a general history entitled The American Catholic Experience: A History from Colonial Times to the Present. Published in 1985, it is regarded as the standard history of American Catholicism. At Notre Dame, Dolan also taught a course on the Irish American experience for more than 15 years. Using this as a basis, he wrote a history of Irish America, The Irish Americans: A History.
Elizabeth “Dolly” Duffy ’84
In February 2011, Dolly Duffy, associate director of the Notre Dame Alumni Association, was appointed executive director of the association, as well as associate vice president for University Relations. Since becoming the associate director of the association in early 2008, Duffy has led many of the organization’s major initiatives, including the launch of a new online platform called myNotreDame, and the creation of ND Women Connect, with local chapters that assist in the professional and personal development of alumnae. Duffy and her husband, Dan Fangman, who earned his MBA from Notre Dame in 1984, purchased Atchison Products in 1990 and grew it substantially over 17 years. The company posted $15 million in sales in 2006 and was acquired in 2007 by BIC Graphic USA. Duffy and her husband are the parents of five children.
Prof. Stephen Fallon
Prof. Fallon is a Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Professor of the Humanities and Professor of English. A scholar of John Milton
and early modern literature and intellectual history, Fallon is the author of Milton Among the Philosophers, winner of the Milton Society of America’s Hanford Award, and Milton’s Peculiar Grace: Self-Representation and Authority (Cornell, 2007), winner of a Choice magazine Outstanding Academic Title award. He has co-edited The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton with William Kerrigan and John Rumrich for Random House/Modern Library (2007) and the Modern Library edition of Paradise Lost (2008), taken from the larger edition. Fallon is on the editorial board of the Yale Milton Encyclopedia. He has won two NEH fellowships and has been a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Fallon has been named Honored Scholar for 2011, the Milton Society of America’s lifetime achievement award. In 2001, he received the Charles Sheedy Award for Teaching in the College of Arts and Letters. With Clark Power, he co-founded and continues to teach a course in literary and philosophical classics at the South Bend Center for the Homeless. Fallon earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, master’s from McGill University, and his doctorate from the University of Virginia.
Rev. Patrick D. Gaffney, C.S.C., ’69, ’70 M.A., ’73 M.Th.
Father Gaffney is an associate professor in the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Anthropology. His scholarly interests include religious leadership and politics, symbolic systems, humanitarian crises, language and culture, social structure, and conflict in Central Africa, Egypt, Russia, and the Middle East. Lately, he has turned his attention to the study of funeral traditions and memorial practices, namely, how the living remember the dead in various cultures. Combining archaeology and anthropology to explore monumental sites brings into focus a new understanding of the inhabitants of the world both past and present. Father Gaffney earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1969 and a master’s degree in 1973. He also earned a master’s degree from the University of Chicago in 1977.
Prof. Patrick Griffin ’87
Patrick Griffin was named the Madden-Hennebry Professor in 2008 and chair of the history department in 2011. His work explores the intersection of colonial American and early-modern Irish and British history. He has published work on the movement of peoples and cultures across the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the process of adaptation. He also examines the ways in which Ireland, Britain, and America were linked—and differed—during the 17th and 18th centuries. Griffin is working now on two projects: a study of George and Charles Townshend, British brothers who initiated imperial reforms on the eve of the American Revolution and in the years before Irish parliamentary independence; and a new study of the Age of Atlantic Revolutions. Noted publications include The People with No Name: Ireland’s Ulster Scots, America’s Scots Irish, and the Creation of a British Atlantic World (Princeton, 2001), American Leviathan: Empire, Nation, and Revolutionary Frontier (New York, 2007) and America’s Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2012). Griffin earned his bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame, master’s degree from Columbia University, and his doctorate from Northwestern University.
Prof. Alexander Hahn ’68 M.S., ’70 Ph.D.
Alexander Hahn has been a professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Mathematics since 1972 and chaired the department from1996 to 2000. He has been the director of the Honors Program of the College of Science since 2000 and has served as the director of Notre Dame’s Center for Teaching and Learning since 2002. His research interests have ranged from abstract algebra to the history of science and the pedagogy of mathematics, and he has published extensively in all these areas. Hahn is a native of Austria (German is his native language). He is married to Marianne ’87, ’92 M.A., a native of Greece, who teaches German and French at Saint Mary’s College.
Prof. Anthony K. Hyder ’62
Prof. Hyder received his B.S. in physics from the University of Notre Dame in 1962 before starting a career in the Air Force. While on active duty, Tony earned his master’s degree in space physics and his Ph.D. in nuclear physics from the Air Force Institute of Technology. His Air Force duties carried him to Ohio, Colorado, Florida, Alabama, and Washington, D.C. After leaving the Air Force, he joined the faculty at Auburn University, Alabama. In 1991, he returned to Notre Dame as the associate vice president for graduate studies and research. He is currently a professor of physics at Notre Dame, where he serves as an associate chair in the department in addition to being a member of the nuclear astrophysics research group. He has been awarded several honors, including the Rev. Edmond P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Teaching, an appointment as a Kaneb Center Fellow at Notre Dame, election to Phi Beta Kappa, the AFIT Distinguished Alumnus Award, and appointments to both the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board and the Army Science Board. Tony has hosted several alumni trips, including ones to Ireland, Russia, Austria, the Panama Canal, Italy, France, and the Mediterranean coast.
Rev. Paul V. Kollman, C.S.C., ’84, ’90 M.Div.
Father Kollman serves as professor of theology
in the areas of history of Christianity and World Religions/World Church. His research focuses on African Christianity, mission history, and world Christianity, and he has carried out research in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania, as well as in archives in Europe and the United States. He has also taught at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and the Philosophy Centre in Jinja, Uganda, and was previously a fellow of the Erasmus Institute at Notre Dame and a Lilly Fellow for Theological Education at the University of Chicago. He has published articles and reviews in a variety of journals in theology, religious studies, and African studies, including Theological Studies, The International Bulletin of Missionary Research, The Journal of Religion, African Studies, The International Journal of African Historical Studies, and Mission Studies. In 2005, he published The Evangelization of Slaves and Catholic Origins in Eastern Africa (Orbis), and his current project is a book on the Catholic missionary evangelization of eastern Africa. Paul earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Notre Dame and his doctorate degree at the University of Chicago Divinity School.
Prof. Tom Kselman
Tom Kselman is a professor in the Department of History and a fellow in the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. Kselman has taught courses on European and French history at Notre Dame since 1979. His book, Miracles and Prophecies in Nineteenth-Century France, was awarded the Shea prize in 1983 as the best work on the history of Catholicism that year. Kselman has served as chair of the History Department and directed the international study program in Angers in 1985–86. In 2006, he served as president of the American Catholic Historical Association. He enjoyed leading a Notre Dame tour up the Danube in 2008.
Prof. Gary Lamberti
Gary Lamberti is professor and chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. He received his doctorate from University of California, Berkeley, and has been at Notre Dame since 1989. Prof. Lamberti is an ecologist and environmental scientist whose research interests center on aquatic ecology, including salmon biology, the ecology of invasive species, and river restoration. He has done fieldwork throughout North America, from Florida to Alaska. At Notre Dame, he teaches biostatistics, stream ecology, and restoration ecology. He has authored over 150 scientific publications and has edited a book, Methods in Stream Ecology. He is also the past president of an international society of aquatic ecologists.
Charles F. Lennon Jr. ’61, ’62 M.A.
Chuck Lennon retired in July 2011 after 30 years as the executive director of the Notre Dame Alumni Association. Under his leadership as executive director, the Alumni Association earned a national reputation for innovation in programming. Lennon was promoted to assistant vice president of University Relations in 1991 and associate vice president in 1999. He taught management at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the Mendoza College of Business. He received the Armstrong Award in 1989 and the Notre Dame Presidential Award in 1993. In 1992, he was presented with the Irish Clover Award by the Notre Dame student body. In 2002, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education presented him with their top award for Enhancing Professional Development and Career Opportunities for multicultural professionals in higher education. Lennon and his wife, Joan, have five children, three of whom are Notre Dame graduates, and 16 grandchildren.
Rev. Bob Loughery ’78, ’88 M.Div.
Father Bob Loughery, C.S.C., was ordained a Holy Cross priest in 1989. Presently, he is rector of Sorin Hall at the University of Notre Dame. He is also assisting at the Center for Social Concerns and the Notre Dame Haiti Program at the University. Before moving to Notre Dame two years ago, he served as pastor of the Downtown Chapel Roman Catholic Parish in Portland, Ore., involved in urban ministry to the poor. In addition to parish work, his other pastoral experiences include campus ministry; serving as director of the former Andre House homeless shelter in Oakland, Calif.; and co-facilitator for the Holy Cross Associates program. Father Bob is a 1979 graduate of Notre Dame with a degree in architecture. He also received his Master of Divinity degree from the University. He swims, walks, and bikes regularly. He can also cook. Every Wednesday he cooks a pot of spicy chili to serve after the 10 p.m. hall Mass. The students seem to enjoy it; he usually runs out. Fr. Bob was born and raised in Indianapolis, Ind.
Rev. Edward A. “Monk” Malloy, C.S.C., ’63, ’67 M.A., ’69 M.Th.
Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., completed his 18th and final year as president of the University of Notre Dame on July 1, 2005. He now serves as president emeritus. In 1986, Father Malloy was elected as the University’s 16th president, having served five years as vice president and associate provost. Father Malloy is a full professor in the Department of Theology and has been a member of the faculty since 1974. As president emeritus, he continues to teach, conducting a seminar for first-year undergraduates each semester, and he makes his home in a student residence hall on campus. He is the author of more than 50 articles and book chapters, the editor or co-editor of two books, and has published seven books. Father Malloy earned his doctorate in Christian ethics from Vanderbilt University in 1975, and Vanderbilt honored him in 1998 with the establishment of a chair in Catholic studies in his name. He has also been awarded 25 honorary degrees.
Prof. Barbara Mangione ’89 M.A.
Barbara Mangione received her M.A. in Modern and Foreign Languages from the University of Notre Dame in 1989 and taught Italian and Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages for 18 years. Recognized by the University of Notre Dame for excellence in undergraduate teaching, she was awarded the prestigious CILS (Certificate of Italian as a Second Language) by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. She and her husband lived in the historical center of Rome for two years before coming to the United States with their newborn daughter. Over the years, she has made several return trips for study and travel in nearly every region of the peninsula. These extended periods residing in Italy have given her an eye for body language and an appreciation for cultural—and culinary—differences. She hopes that all those who experience the beauty and rich cultural history of Italy will feel at home and want to return again and again.
Stephanie Mola ’09
Stephanie Mola works with young alumni and student programs within the Notre Dame Alumni Association, striving to keep these two demographics engaged and connected to Notre Dame. She works closely with the Alumni Association’s 270-club network, connecting students to their hometown ND Clubs and fostering their engagement as future alumni. She is currently creating national programming for young alumni and is leading new initiatives for the association. She is a 2009 graduate of Notre Dame with a degree in marketing from the Mendoza College of Business. She earned four varsity letters during her undergraduate career as a member of the Notre Dame softball team. Upon graduation, Stephanie embarked on a career with Johnson & Johnson in a sales leadership program before returning to the University in spring 2010 to pursue her true passion: sharing her Notre Dame experience and helping others maintain their enthusiasm for the University. She will host our Breckenridge Ski Trip Program.
Prof. Thomas F. X. Noble
Prof. Noble earned his B.A. at Ohio University and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Michigan State. Over the past 35 years, he has taught classical and medieval history at Texas Tech, the University of Virginia, and at Notre Dame, where he is currently professor of history and formerly chair of the Department of History and director of the Medieval Institute. Noble has published and lectured widely on both Europe and the Mediterranean world. He has held numerous fellowships and awards, been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and is a fellow of the Medieval Academy of America. He won the University of Virginia’s Alumni Distinguished Professor Award in 1999, Notre Dame’s Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2008, and the Charles Sheedy, C.S.C., Award for excellence in teaching in the College of Arts and Letters in 2011. Noble is currently the president of the American Catholic Historical Association. Tom and his wife, Linda, have two children and four grandchildren.
Prof. Luc Reydams
Since joining the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame in 2002, Prof. Reydams has taught international law, international human rights law, international organizations, the law of international organizations, armed conflict and the law, nuclear proliferation, transnational social movements, and the network society. His publications include Universal Jurisdiction: International and Municipal and Legal Perspectives (2003); Global Activism Reader (2011); eight referred articles in journals such as International Review of the Red Cross, American Journal of International Law, and Journal of International Criminal Justice; and book chapters, book reviews, and encyclopedia contributions. He is currently editing 16 commissioned contributions, as well as writing the introduction and conclusion to International Prosecutors, under contract with Oxford University Press. He is married to Gretchen Reydams-Schils, chair of the Program of Liberal Studies at Notre Dame. They have three children.
Prof. Gretchen Reydams-Schils
Gretchen Reydams-Schils is a professor of philosophy and theology in the Program of Liberal Studies. She earned her B.A. at the
Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, M.A. at the University of Cincinnati, and Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley. She specializes in the traditions of Platonism and Stoicism. She is the author of Demiurge and Providence, Stoic and Platonist Readings of Plato’s Timaeus (1999); An Anthology of Snakebites: On Women, Love and Philosophy (2001); and The Roman Stoics: Self, Responsibility, and Affection (2005). She is the editor of Plato’s Timaeus as Cultural Icon (2003), and of Thinking Through Excerpts: Studies on Stobaeus (forthcoming). She is currently chair of the Program of Liberal Studies, and she also directs the Notre Dame workshop on ancient philosophy. She is married to Luc Reydams, also a professor at Notre Dame, and together they have three children.
Prof. Robert P. Schmuhl ’70
Bob Schmuhl is the Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Chair in American Studies and Journalism and director of the John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy at Notre Dame. Author or editor of eleven books about American political life, the presidency, and contemporary journalism, he is a frequent contributor to popular publications and a regular commentator on television and radio programs in America and abroad. A 1970 Notre Dame graduate and member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1980, he’s lectured widely throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Australia, Africa, and South America. In 2004, he received a Kaneb Teaching Award from the University, and in 2010 he was selected as the recipient of the Frank O’Malley Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Prof. Emeritus Thomas Richard Swartz
Tom (TR) Swartz, his wife, Jeanne Jourdan ’75 J.D., and their young family came to Notre Dame in the summer of 1965. He stayed at the University for his entire academic career. Along the way, he taught more than 10 percent of ND’s living alumni, earned a number of teaching awards that he is very proud of, wrote a variety of books and articles—a few that even non-family members read—and chaired a few too many committees. As a member of Notre Dame’s international studies group, he taught in Australia and London, where he ran academic programs for many years. Over the past three decades, he and his wife have visited Europe often. Those trips began when their oldest daughter studied in Angers and accelerated when their youngest daughter studied in Innsbruck as Notre Dame students. Since he left the classroom, he and his wife have hosted six Notre Dame alumni trips, including Great Lakes, Sicily, Italy’s Lake Country, Greece, Amalfi Coast, and the Baltic. Jeanne and Tom have five marvelous daughters, one in Houston and four in Madison, and eight awesome grandchildren, including one Notre Dame graduate (Class of ’08). They are hopeful more grandchildren will soon follow in his footsteps. Like those folks living on Lake Wobegon, all of their children and grandchildren are beautiful, intellectually/athletically gifted, and delightful.
Anna M. Thompson
Anna Thompson is executive director of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and is the endowed Judd & Mary Lou Leighton Director of the Performing Arts. She received her bachelor’s degree from Albion College and her master’s from Western Michigan University. Thompson came to Notre Dame in 2007 after 10 years at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University. In addition to overseeing all administration and finances for the center, she serves as the curator of the performing arts, programming, and developing interdisciplinary visiting artist residency projects with the academy. Thompson is a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Saint Joseph County. She is a frequent lecturer and presenter at regional and national performing arts conferences. In 2004, she received the North American Performing Arts Managers & Agents Presenter of the Year Award. Her travels include trips to Poland, Germany, and Egypt.
Prof. Elliott Visconsi
Elliott Visconsi is an associate professor of English and the director of graduate studies in English. He writes about and teaches 16th-, 17th-, and a bit of 18th-century English and American literature. His first book, Lines of Equity: Literature and the Origins of Law in Later Stuart England, was published in April 2008 by Cornell University Press. This book describes the later 17th-century literary transformation of equity from a principle of legal interpretation into an ethos of deliberative citizenship. He is now completing his second book, The Invention of Civil Religion: The Literature of Church and State in Post-Revolutionary England and America, which describes the intellectual and cultural history of the principle of separation of church and state between 1649 and 1791. His next project, tentatively titled Citizenship before Rights: Shakespearean Belonging, is a study of the early modern literary mediation of political belonging in the years before the age of revolutions. Elliott earned his undergraduate degree from the College of Holy Cross, his master’s degree from Yale, and doctorate from UCLA.
Prof. John P. Welle
A specialist in modern Italian literature and culture, Professor Welle’s interests include 20th-century poetry and translation, early and silent cinema, film and literary interactions, and popular culture and media. He is the author of The Poetry of Andrea Zanzotto (1987) and the editor of Film and Literature, Annali d’Italianistica (1988). His translation and edition of Peasants Wake for Fellini’s Casanova and Other Poems by Andrea Zanzotto (1997, with Ruth Feldman), was awarded the Raiziss-de Palchi Book Prize from the Academy of American Poets. He has published articles in such journals as Bianco e Nero, Cinema & Cinema, Film History, Yale Italian Poetry, Lectura Dantis, Annali d’Italianistica, Italica, Rivista di studi italiani, and World Literature Today. He has contributed book chapters to such volumes as Dante, Cinema & Television (2004), Incontri con il cinema italiano (2003), A nuova luce: Cinema muto italiano (1999), and Pasolini: Old & New.
Rev. Oliver F. Williams, C.S.C., ’61, ’69 M.Th.
Father Williams is an associate professor of management and the director of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business. The author of The Apartheid Crisis, Father Williams also is an expert on economic and political issues in South Africa. He served as a member of the UN Observations Mission in South Africa for the historic 1994 elections that brought an end to the country’s 46-year policy of apartheid, and currently serves as chair of the U.S. board of the United States-South Africa Leadership Development Program. In 2006, he was appointed a member of the four-person board of directors at the United Nations Global Compact Foundation. In recent years, he has served each summer as a visiting professor at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1973, Father Williams graduated from the University in 1961 with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. He earned a master’s degree in theology from the University in 1969 and a doctorate from the Vanderbilt University Divinity School in 1974. He was ordained a Holy Cross priest in 1970.