Institute for Educational Initiatives

Institute Leadership and Staff

Hackett Family Director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives
Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C.

Managing Director
Packy Lyden

Director of Operations
Amy Wyskochil

Assistant Director
Will Newkirk

Director of Communications
Theo Helm

Business Manager
Janet Swain

Assistant Business Coordinator
Jeanne Flanagan

Executive Administrator
Terri Howells

Office Assistant
Jeanette Phillips

Interactive Web & Media Specialist
Tim Will


Institute for Educational Initiatives Fellows

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Institute Affiliates

Ann Berends, Associate Director, Education, Schooling, and Society Minor

Rachel Fulcher-Dawson, Associate Director, Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities

Juan Carlos Guzman, Monitoring and Evaluation Director, Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development

Roberto Peñaloza, Research Scientist, CREO



Alliance for Catholic Education

Executive Director

John Staud

Senior Academic Advisor

Daniel Lapsley

Senior Policy Advisor

Nicole Garnett

Go to ACE contact page


AP-TIP IN (Advanced Placement Training & Incentive Program for Indiana)


Program Director

Karen Morris

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Center for Research on Educational Opportunity


Mark Berends

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Education, Schooling, and Society (Undergraduate Minor)


Nicole McNeil

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Notre Dame Center for STEM Education


Matt Kloser

Go to Center website