Faculty Rank: Assistant Professional Specialist
Kasey Swanke is an academic advisor in the University of Notre Dame’s First Year of Studies (FYS) and holds the rank of assistant professional specialist. Her advisees are mainly students who intend to pursue a major in the College of Science, the College of Engineering, the Mendoza College of Business, or the College of Arts and Letters.
Swanke earned a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and an M.A. from Notre Dame, both in political science. With interests in advising theory and practice, academic preparedness and success, engaged learning, student group identities on campus, American political inequality, and religion and politics, she is currently researching “How Minority Students’ Identities Affect Their Academic Success and Wellbeing.”
In addition to her work in FYS, Swanke is providing research assistance to Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns on two Oxford University Press book projects and regularly teaches a section of “Writing and Rhetoric” for the University Writing Program. She twice won an Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award from Notre Dame’s Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning.