Co-Director of the Balfour-Hesburgh Scholars Program
Faculty Rank: Associate Professional Specialist
Cecilia Lucero is
an academic advisor in the University of Notre Dame’s First Year of Studies (FYS) and holds the rank of associate professional specialist. She primarily advises students who intend to pursue a major in the School of Architecture, as well as biology, neuroscience, and preprofessional studies intents.
Lucero also serves as co-director of the Balfour-Hesburgh Scholars Program, an FYS initiative that promotes intellectual engagement, leadership, and service opportunities for students of color from historically underrepresented groups and first-generation students. In addition, she is a faculty advisor to the student production team that stages an annual performance of monologues, titled Show Some Skin, about race, gender, class, mental health, physical disability, and other aspects of identity.
A 1984 graduate of Notre Dame with a B.A. in English and American studies, Lucero holds a master's degree in English literature from the University of Colorado-Boulder (1992) and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Michigan (2002).