Thibert appointed director of the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement

Author: Erin Blasko

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Jeffrey Thibert has been appointed the Paul and Maureen Stefanick Director of the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement, or CUSE, at Note Dame.

A concurrent assistant professional specialist in the College of Arts and Letters, Thibert had served as acting director of the center since January. He previously served as assistant director of national fellowships, interim director, and associate director.

“I am grateful to have been given this opportunity by the Office of the Provost to build on the inspiring work of my predecessor and mentor, Deb Rotman, as the director of CUSE,” Thibert said. “I look forward to working with the outstanding CUSE team and our many important campus partners to advance the center’s vision of inspiring and enabling all Notre Dame undergraduates to undertake extracurricular experiences that engage their scholarly interests with the aim of transforming themselves and their communities in the pursuit of human flourishing and the common good.”

A member of the National Association of Fellowship Advisors, Thibert worked as a fellowship advisor at the University of Arizona Honors College in Tucson, Arizona, for two years before coming to Notre Dame in 2013.

He holds a bachelor of science in cognitive science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, a master of arts in religious studies from the University of South Florida, and a Ph.D. in educational policy studies with a specialization in religious educational policy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Named for Dan and Patricia Flatley, the Flatley Center promotes the intellectual development of undergraduate students through scholarly engagement, research, creative endeavors, and the pursuit of fellowships.

“I am delighted to have Jeffrey Thibert assume leadership of CUSE,” said Hugh Page, vice president and associate provost for undergraduate affairs and dean of the First Year of Studies program. “He did a superb job as interim director and I am confident that the center will both continue to thrive and add to its remarkable record of success under his energetic and visionary guidance.”

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