Institute Directors

From 1946 until the present, directors of the Medieval Institute have served in the combined roles of teacher, scholar, administrator, and graduate studies program director. The founder and the permanent directors of the Institute (with their years of directorial service) are listed below. Robert M. Conway, University of Notre Dame trustee and Medieval Institute benefactor, endowed the directorship in 1998 and it has been a named position since then.

Thomas E. Burman: 2017-present
Professor, Department of History
Robert M. Conway Director, Medieval Institute

John Van Engen: 2014-2016
Professor, Department of History
Robert M. Conway Director, Medieval Institute

Olivia Remie Constable: 2008-2014
Professor, Department of History
Robert M. Conway Director, Medieval Institute

Thomas F.X. Noble: 2000-08
Professor, Department of History
Robert M. Conway Director, Medieval Institute

Patrick J. Geary: 1998-2000
Professor, Department of History
Robert M. Conway Director, Medieval Institute

John Van Engen: 1985-1998
Professor, Department of History
Director, Medieval Institute

Ralph M. McInerny: 1978-85
Grace Professor of Medieval Studies
Professor, Department of Philosophy
Director, Medieval Institute

Jeffrey Burton Russell: 1975-77
Grace Professor of Medieval Studies
Professor, Department of History
Director, Medieval Institute

Rt. Rev. Astrik L. Gabriel, O.Praem.: 1952-75
Director, Medieval Institute

Rev. Gerald B. Phelan, C.S.B.: 1946-52
Professor of Philosophy
Director, Medieval Institute

Rev. Philip S. Moore, C.S.C.: Founder
Professor of Mediaeval Studies
Professor, Department of Philosophy
Dean, Graduate School