Rev. Timothy Scully, C.S.C.
Hackett Family Director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives
Fr. Tim Scully, C.S.C., is a professor of political science and 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, Democratic Governance in Latin America (Stanford, 2010).
Fr. Tim founded the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) in 1993 and served as chair of its Advisory Board until 2013. He is founder, fellow and Hackett Family Director 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. He is a Trustee and Fellow of the University. He has served as Notre Dame’s Executive Vice President (2000-2003) and as Senior Associate Provost (1994-2000).
Fr. Tim has received many teaching and education-related awards. In 2007 he received the 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 2014 Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
In addition to this directorship, Jim and Maureen Hackett have supported the Alliance for Education (ACE) Program at Notre Dame.