Rev. Timothy Scully, C.S.C.
Contact InformationRev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C.
Professor of Political Science
311 Visitation Hall
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Department of Political Science
M.A., University of California, Berkeley, Department of Political Science
M. Div., University of Notre Dame, Department of Theology
B. A., University of Notre Dame, Department of Economics
Spirituality and Education / Values and Higher Education
Comparative Politics / Latin American Politics / Comparative Christian Democracy
Democracy and Democratization
Ellis Island Medal of Honor, May 2014 (from National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations)
William E. Simon Prize for LIfetime Achievement in Social Entrepreneurship, November, 2013.
Distinguished Service Award, Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools, February 21, 2010.
"Educating Experiences," lecture presented at XXXI Rimini Meeting of Communion and LIberation, Rimini, Italy, August, 2010.
Keynote address, Third District Mission Assembly of the De La Salle Christian Brothers, St. Mary's College. Moraga, California, August 2, 2010.
Panelist, "Who Will Teach and Lead America's Urban Catholic Schools?" at "Head of the Class: Achieving Teacher and Principal Excellence," a conference sponsored by The Philanthropy Roundtable and Associated Grant Makers, Boston, MA, September 11, 2008.
Presidential Citizens Medal, The White House, December 10, 2008.
Keynote address, White House Summit on Inner-City Children and Faith-Based Schools, The White House, Washington, DC, April 24, 2008.
St. Elizabeth Seton Award, on behalf of the University of Notre Dame and the Alliance for Catholic Education, November 6, 2008.
Bishop Dunne 100 Voyager Award, on behalf of the Alliance for Catholic Education, October 29, 2008.
Champion of Catholic Education Medal by the Fulcrum Foundation, February 1, 2008.
Crystal Apple Award, a Tribute to Outstanding Educators, made possible by D. Forrest-Pressley in memory of Michael Pressley, The College of Education, Michigan State University, October 26, 2007.
Samuel Valenzuela, Timothy R. Scully, and Nicolás Somma, “The Enduring Presence of Religion in Chilean Ideological Positionings and Voter Options.” Comparative Politics 40, 1 (October 2007). Winner of the “Federico Gil Prize” of the Chilean Political Science Association for the best paper presented in the field of Comparative Politics at its Eighth Annual Meeting held in Santiago, Nov. 15-17, 2006.
Daniel A. Lord, S.J. Award, for distinguished service in the cause of youth, awarded by the Loyola Academy Community, Loyola Academy, Wilmette, Illinois, November 5, 2004.
"Building New Bridges to America's Schools: Lessons from the University of Notre Dame," (co-authored with John Staud) in the Peabody Journal of Education, Vol. 87, Issue 3, Pages 383-401, 2012.
“Democratic Governance in Latin America,” (co-edited with Scott Mainwaring), Stanford University Press, 2010.
“Cast Your Nets Deeper,” (coauthored with Lou DelFra, C.S.C.) in John Watzke, ed., Beyond Alternative Teacher Education: Integrating Community, Spirituality, and Leadership, Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Press, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 2007.
“Epilogue: A Community of Educators,” (coauthored with Lou DelFra, C.S.C. and Sean McGraw, C.S.C.) in John Watzke, ed., Beyond Alternative Teacher Education: Integrating Teaching, Community, Spirituality and Leadership, Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Press, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 2007.
“Building ACE: Improvising on Providence,” in Michael Pressley, ed., Teaching Service and Alternative Teacher Education, Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2002, pp. 15-34.
“Come and You will See: Spirituality in ACE,” in Michael Pressley, ed., Teaching Service and Alternative Teacher Education, Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2002, pp. 184-213.
Rev. Timothy Scully, csc, is a professor of political science and is a faculty fellow of the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies as well as the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame. His research and graduate teaching focuses on comparative political institutions, especially political parties. He has published numerous scholarly articles and six books, including his most recent work, Democratic Governance in Latin America (Stanford, 2010).
Fr. Tim founded ACE in 1993 and served as chair of the ACE Advisory Board until 2013. He is founder and a fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI). The IEI consists of the various programs of ACE, as well as the Center for Research on Educational Opportunity (CREO), Education, Schooling and Society (ESS), the Center for STEM Education and other education-related initiatives at Notre Dame.
Fr. Tim has received many teaching and education-related awards. He received the 2007 Crystal Apple Award, a Tribute to Outstanding Educators, from the College of Education at Michigan State University. In 2008 he was awarded the Champion of Catholic Education Medal by the Fulcrum Foundation, the Bishop Dunne 100 Voyager Award, the Diocese of Worcester's Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Award, and was presented with the Presidential Citizens Medal by the President of the United States at a ceremony in the Oval Office. In 2010 he was given the Distinguished Service Award from the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools. Most recently he received the 2013 William E. Simon Prize for Lifetime Achievements in Social Entrepreneurship from the Manhattan Institute, and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research presented its 2013 William E. Simon Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Social Entrepreneurship to Fr. Scully for his founding and leadership of ACE. In 2014, he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations.
Fr. Scully's research and graduate teaching focuses on comparative political institutions, especially political parties. His writings include Rethinking the Center: Party Politics in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Chile (Stanford, 1992) and five coauthored volumes: Building Democratic Institutions: Party Systems in Latin America (Stanford, 1995); Christian Democracy in Latin America: Electoral Competition and Regime Conflicts (Stanford, 2003); El Eslabón Perdido: Familia, Bienestar, y Modernización en Chile (Taurus, 2006), Creencias e Ilusiones: la Cohesión Social de Los Latinoamericanos (Santiago, Uqbar Editores, 2008) and, most recently Democratic Governance in Latin America (Stanford, 2010).
Among his professional affiliations, Fr. Scully is a member of the New York Council on Foreign Relations, the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, the Inter-American Dialogue, the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars Advisory Board, the Pacific Council for International Relations, the American Political Science Association, the Latin American Studies Association, and the school board for the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools. At Notre Dame he is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Institute for Latino Studies, The Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the Alliance for Catholic Education.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the One World Network of Schools (July 2013); a member of the Editorial Board of the Religion and Public Affairs journal, Berkeley, CA.; a member of the International Advisory Board for the Religion, Politics, and Globalization Program at the University of California-Berkeley; a member of the School Board of the Archdiocese of Chicago; and an Advisory Board member of the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Foundation.
Ordained a Holy Cross priest in 1981, he served his first years of priesthood in Santiago, Chile. He earned master’s and doctoral degrees in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, after graduating summa cum laude from Notre Dame in 1976 and receiving his master of divinity degree in 1979. His academic appointments have included Executive Vice President of the University of Notre Dame, as well as Vice President and Senior Associate Provost.