4th Annual Sorin Scholar Lecture featuring Dr. Maria McKenna


Location: Carey Auditorium

Annual Lecture Poster 2018

CUSE and the Sorin Scholars Present the

4th Annual Sorin Scholar Lecture

Featuring Award winning professor Dr. Maria McKenna.


Maria McKenna is an Associate Professor of the Practice with a joint appointment in the Department of Africana Studies and the Education, Schooling, & Society program. Her teaching focuses on the social, cultural, and philosophical contexts of American education, educational care, and youth empowerment. Maria received a 2015 Reverend Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the Reinhold Niebuhr Award for Social Justice in 2017.


Dr. McKenna will devote her lecture to the topic of how to pursue  an engaged, personally fulfilling, and socially impactful undergraduate experience while at Notre Dame. The lecture will conclude with a student panel to answer questions about engagement at Notre Dame. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, February 13, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm in Hesburgh Library’s Carey Auditorium, next to Au Bon Pain